Harvey had blood clots in bladder but still plans to start Mets' opener


New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey suffered blood clots in his bladder that put his status for the MLB's opening day in jeopardy.

The Mets said Harvey had been dealing with an undisclosed medical issue, which the 27-year-old revealed on Tuesday was a scare regarding his urinary tract.

But the Mets' ace insisted he will be fine to face reigning champions the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

"It started with a bladder infection, and it created a blood clot in the bladder," Harvey said.

"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."

Harvey added: "I didn't really know what was going on. I was having trouble using the restroom. Any time there's discoloration in your urine, it's not a great feeling.

"So I didn't know what was going on with my stomach. We had some tests yesterday and everything is fine now."