Injury Update: Stephen Strasburg Out for the Season

Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals were dealt a blow on Tuesday, as the 2019 World Series MVP has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Strasburg, who has only pitched in seven games since the 2019 World Series, has been diagnosed with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, and will hope to be ready to go for the beginning of the 2022 MLB season. 
Strasburg had gone through a bullpen session recently, and could not make it past pitch number twenty seven which resulted in seeing a specialist this past Monday. Nationals Manager Dave Martinez was hopeful in his assessment of the situation:
He's down, he's frustrated. Hopefully after this procedure is done, it's the next hurdle, recovering and then starting to rehab as soon as he possibly can. I know what kind of workhorse he is when healthy.

In 246 career starts - all for the Nationals - the 33-year-old has a 113-61 record (.649%), 3.21 ERA and has been named to three All-Star Games. On top of his stellar regular season numbers, he also owns a 6-2 record in seven postseason series, with a 1.46 ERA and the aforementioned World Series MVP.

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