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Harvey Update: WFAN Reports Mets Ace Had Blood Clots In Bladder


Updated: 9:30 am

Eddie Coleman of WFAN reported on Tuesday that Matt Harvey underwent a procedure to alleviate blood clots in his bladder.

Coleman spoke with Boomer and Carton on their radio show on WCBS 880 and also shared that Harvey was expected to be okay and on track to making his Opening Day start.

Great news for Mets fans and even better news for Harvey and the organization.

Original Post: 7:20 am

The New York Mets have shut down Matt Harvey for the rest of the Spring and possibly his Opening Day start against the Defending World Series Champion, Kansas City Royals.

Harvey has a medical issue that has been deemed non-baseball, in other words, there isn’t anything wrong with his pitching arm, but something mysterious is wrong but the Mets will not reveal until the Ace visits with the doctors.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson met with the media on Monday to discuss Harvey’s situation:

“It’s a non-baseball medical issue that we have to address. It came up this morning as far as I know. There will be some follow-up tests and consultation that will take place over the next couple of days.”

“I think it’s a little early to attach any level of concern. … I think we need to wait for more medical information before we decide it’s of concern, or great concern, or no concern.”

Harvey had Tommy John surgery which sidelined him for the 2014 season, but returned in 2015 to help lead the Mets to a World Series appearance. So far this spring he appeared in three games and was 1-1, with a 6.30 ERA.

It’s anyone’s guess what could be wrong with Harvey, but the Mets will not disclose until the doctor’s make their final diagnosis and then we will all be aware of what Harvey is dealing with. Whatever it may be, we hope for a full recovery for the Mets Ace.


David Conde

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