Matt Harvey injury: Mets ace headed to DL with torn UCL

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets young ace will now face potential Tommy John surgery, according to reports.

Matt Harvey is reportedly heading to the disabled list after suffering a partial UCL tear, according to Adam Rubin. The severity of the injury has yet to be determined for the New York Mets starting pitcher, but it's clear that Tommy John surgery is a possibility, according to several sources.

After experiencing forearm soreness recently, the Mets ace got an MRI earlier on Monday. The Mets were already reportedly considering shutting down Harvey at the 200-inning mark anyway. With Harvey and Zach Wheeler, New York has the core of a strong rotation for years to come, and they will obviously proceed very carefully with Harvey's treatment.

Harvey was a first-time MLB All-Star in 2013 and finished with a dazzling 2.27 in 26 starts for the Mets. He struck out a league-high 191 batters in 178-plus innings and will likely earn some Cy Young Award votes when all is said and done despite the injury.

The Mets are expected to rest their young starter for now and wait to see if the swelling subsides before making any decisions on surgical procedures.

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