Matt Harvey has elected to have Tommy John surgery on his torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, according to SNY.
The surgery will cause him to miss the entire 2014 season.
“After further consultation with doctors, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has elected to have surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow,” the Mets announced in a statement.
Dr. James Andrews will preform the surgery later the month, the team said.
Tommy John surgery usually takes a full calendar year to recover from, which will set Harvey up to return with enough time for spring training heading into the 2015 season.