Bill Carey
Tuesday September 17th, 2013

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will rehab his elbow for a month before deciding on surgery. (Steve Mitchell/Getty Images/) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will rehab his elbow for a month before deciding on surgery. (Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has chosen not to have surgery immediately on his injured right elbow, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin.

Harvey will attempt to rehab the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament for a month or two and then test the arm, Rubin reports. If his elbow hasn't progressed, he could need Tommy John surgery.

Harvey said last week that his arm "feels great."  The 24-year-old went on the disabled list in late August, but decided then to postpone surgery for at least three weeks.

VERDUCCI: Collapsing Rangers threatening to join list of recent choke teams.  The injury ended a fantastic season for Harvey. He started the All-Star Game at Citi Field and went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 178 innings.

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