New York Mets star Matt Harvey to pick up ball in February

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New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey aims to start throwing a ball again on February 22nd.

The star pitcher is currently recovering from 'Tommy John' surgery and is eager to get going, despite having the surgery in October.

He told the New York Post: "They said I should be able to start throwing four months after the surgery... I haven't had any setbacks. I can't wait... I just want to pick up a ball."

Tommy John surgery is the dubbed name for a ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction where a tendon is taken from elsewhere in the body, normally around the leg, to replace the damaged UCL in the medial elbow.

It takes its name from LA Dodgers pitcher Tommy John who was the first to receive this surgery back in 1974.

Recovery time is normally twelve months, however Harvey is expected to report to Port St. Lucie with other pitchers on February 15th and is looking to start throwing a ball, regardless of how far he physically can throw it.

Harvey recent split with Russian supermodel girlfriend Anne V and fans will hope that he isn't unnecessarily rushing back to mound.

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