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9/17/2013 7:02 P.M. ET

Statement from the Mets regarding Matt Harvey

"On August 26th, Matt Harvey was examined by Mets physicians for soreness in his right forearm. An MRI done at that time revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in the right elbow. Based on this MRI and a subsequent clinical examination, Mets physicians determined that a surgical repair would likely be necessary, unless Matt could complete a throwing program free of elbow related symptoms.

Yesterday, Matt was seen for a second opinion by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida. On review of the MRI, Dr. Andrews confirmed the diagnosis and after clinical examination recommended a throwing program to test the elbow before any final decision on surgery.

Accordingly, Matt will embark on a structured throwing program of up to 6-8 weeks that will extend into the offseason. During or following this throwing regimen, a final decision will be made on the near term need for surgery."

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