Matt Harvey tweets that he’ll be ready for Opening Day 2014

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Mets phenom Matt Harvey was diagnosed Monday morning with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. That injury almost always leads to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and it likely will in Harvey’s case, but the 24-year-old right-hander is opting to keep Mets fans optimistic with messages on his personal Twitter account.

Here’s what Harvey sent out Tuesday afternoon:

Recovery from Tommy John surgery takes 12-15 months.

We’re betting Harvey won’t pitch for the Mets again until 2015.