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Mets injury update: Matt Harvey pitching through minor foot issue

The ace is still slated to make Saturday's scheduled start against the Yankees.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

"Injury" is the last word anybody wants to see attached to a sentence about Matt Harvey, and it turns out that even a minor issue isn't especially calming. The Mets' ace saw a doctor on Wednesday for what the team described as a minor foot issue that is not expected to cost him any time.

Terry Collins admitted Harvey has pitched through a small foot problem the entire season, but he insisted the 26-year-old will still make his scheduled start on Saturday against the New York Yankees. Before hysteria runs rampant throughout Queens, the Mets' manager hammered home that Harvey is "fine" and "it's nothing."

Yet Mets fans can't help but frighten over the slightest issue when it comes to Harvey, who missed all of the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. In three triumphant starts back, the dominant righty has compiled a 2.35 FIP, 24 strikeouts, and one walk through 18 innings.

For now, let's take a deep breath and stare at the early standings for a few minutes. With David Wright sidelined and Zack Wheeler out for the year, the Mets can't afford to lose Harvey.