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Mets' Matt Harvey has a partially torn elbow ligament

Mets' Matt Harvey has a partially torn elbow ligament

Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, a potentially devastating injury for the pitcher who had given the foundering New York Mets reason to be hopeful about their future.

For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that he will be able to avoid reconstruction surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.

"It was tough. Obviously, it was the last thing I was expecting when I went this morning," Harvey said Monday. "I am going to do everything I can to avoid surgery."

The National League's All-Star game starter on his...

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