All Mets fans can collectively breathe a sigh of relief this morning as Matt Harvey has been cleared by doctors to start Opening Night. Harvey dealt with a scare of having a blood clot in his bladder that developed from a previous urinary tract infection. Harvey spoke to the media including ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin this morning about the situation.
“It started with a bladder infection and it created a blood clot in the bladder,” Harvey said Tuesday morning after returning to camp. “I passed it yesterday. It wasn’t a great first day [after] my 27th birthday. But we cleared that. And then we had a little procedure done this morning just to go in and check the bladder and everything was clear.”
Basically the infection was caused by Harvey holding his bladder for too long and he needs to change his urination patterns to keep this incident from happening again. Harvey has now been given the green light for Opening Night, and the Mets plan to let Harvey work two innings tomorrow afternoon in a side session, to get work in before Sunday’s start. Breathe easy fellow Mets fans, our hero will be on the mound Sunday night in one of the most intriguing Opening Day matchup’s in recent memory.