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Jeremy Hefner to undergo Tommy John surgery

Aug 26, 2013, 9:18 PM EDT

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While this won’t have the wide-ranging ramifications of Matt Harvey‘s partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that Jeremy Hefner will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Hefner was diagnosed with a partially-torn medial collateral ligament in his elbow earlier this month. Tommy John surgery was discussed as a possibility at the time, but he was waiting to see Dr. James Andrews before deciding on a course of action. However, it’s now clear that he’ll be sidelined for most or all of the 2014 season, further challenging the team’s pitching depth.

Hefner did a respectable job in the Mets’ rotation this season, posting a 4.34 ERA and 99/37 K/BB ratio over 130 2/3 innings.

  1. chill1184 - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Get well Hefner

  2. dondada10 - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Make it stop. Every pitch Zack Wheeler threw I was waiting for his arm to explode into fragments of bone and flesh.

    I’m surprised Ron Darling didn’t roll his ankle walking into the broadcast booth.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM

      Horrible no-good week for the Mets. And Darling has ‘cankles’ now.

  3. uuddlrlrbastart - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    A point that feels relevant in light of all the talk about Matt Harvey’s workload. Hefner has never thrown 170 innings at any professional level and his career high pitch count in the majors is 111.

    Sometimes things just break.

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    sometimes things just break other times pitchers are over worked.

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