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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) will undergo neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery. He will miss the rest of the 2021 season.
Strasburg will undergo surgery to repair the nerve issue that hurt his neck this summer. He will miss the rest of the season, and the Nationals hope the 2019 World Series MVP is ready by Spring Training next year. Strasburg finishes the 2021 campaign with a (1-2) record, 4.57 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 21 strikeouts across 21 1/3 innings. Fantasy managers in re-draft formats can move on from Strasburg if they were still holding onto him.
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) had an “uncomfortable” feeling in his neck following Wednesday’s bullpen session.
The Nationals will back off Strasburg’s throwing program, per manage David Martinez. Washington will weigh out their options on whether the Nationals ace sees another specialist. Strasburg suffered a minor setback in July, and the Nationals are being cautious with their pitcher by shutting him down again. The 2019 World Series MVP has no timetable for a return and remains day-to-day.
Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (neck) threw from the bullpen mound on Monday.
Strasburg recently suffered a setback, but this is at least a step in the right direction for now. He'll need to face live hitters before beginning a rehab assignment.
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg has suffered a setback after throwing a sim game recently. He felt some discomfort in his neck shortly after the outing.
Strasburg has taken a step back in his rehab progress and will now revert to throwing on flat ground. The 33-year-old has not pitched since June 2nd. He's 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and .200 OBA through five starts this season.
Nationals' starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Monday. Strasburg hasn't pitched since June 1.
The pitch count is something to monitor as a positive sign for Strasburg. However, he will likely need to face live hitters and possibly a rehab start or two. It's a tricky situation, but the best option is probably to stash him where you can.