Matt Harvey is still deciding between Tommy John surgery and rehab for the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will seek a second opinion on the matter Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told WFAN this afternoon.

The second opinion is likely to come from Dr. James Andrews Alderson said. The plan is to have Harvey make the decision in a week or two.

“If he doesn’t have it it becomes a sort of ongoing proposition because at any point in his rehab there could be a set back and that would be all the way up until he starts throwing completely in spring training” Alderson said.

Last week Harvey declared he will be back in time for Opening Day next season on Twitter. But Alderson has spoken as if he expects Harvey to undergo the surgery and not pitch in 2014.

Consequently his offseason plans will change. Alderson did not intend to scour the free agent market for veteran starting pitching with Harvey headlining a rotation with Zack Wheeler Jon Niese Dillon Gee and possibly Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom.