All of a sudden, the New York Mets face this sobering uncertainty: Matt Harvey might never be a healthy ace again.
The struggling star has symptoms consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome and could require season-ending surgery to treat a serious condition that has jeopardized the careers of other major league pitchers.
General manager Sandy Alderson announced the unusual diagnosis Thursday after Harvey was examined in St. Louis by a specialist, Dr. Robert Thompson. Alderson said a decision on surgery is expected in the next few days before the All-Star break.
"I think you can bounce back from it, but everybody's different, as we know, anytime you have...