Matt Harvey Considering Season-Ending Surgery


In 17 starts this season, Matt Harvey has a 4-10 record and a 4.86 E.R.A., the highest in the Mets’ rotation.

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Matt Harvey, whose 2016 campaign has been one, long struggle, is weighing season-ending surgery to alleviate symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition in which nerves or blood vessels are compressed between the neck and upper torso.

The conservative route – and temporary fix — would involve nerve-block injections, Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson told reporters on Thursday as he provided an update on Harvey’s condition. However, Alderson added, “surgery is probably inevitable and more a question of timing than anything else.”

Alderson said Harvey has not yet made a decision on how to proceed, but would consult with his agent, Scott Boras; the Mets; their doctors, and Dr. Robert Thompson, the director of the Washington University Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and the specialist that evaluated Harvey on Thursday in St. Louis.

Aldersdon said a decision is expected before the All-Star Game break, which…

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