Strasburg (elbow) is in the process of getting a second opinion on what has been diagnosed as a strained flexor mass, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports. He received a PRP injection in his elbow Friday. Pitchers getting a second opinion on notable arm injuries is pretty standard procedure, so this isn't necessarily a red flag, but the whole situation is still pretty concerning. It's unclear if he will be able to return during the regular season, although if the results of his second opinion are made known, a clearer timetable could be made available. Joe Ross could return to the Nationals' rotation next weekend, which will help make up for this huge loss in the short term.
Strasburg (elbow) was diagnosed with a strained flexor mass, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Fortunately for the club, Thursday's MRI revealed no damage to Strasburg's UCL. At this point in time, there's no timetable for his return, but surgery shouldn't be necessary to get him back on the mound. National's trainer Paul Lessard said Strasburg's injury isn't season-ending and that he'll begin strengthening the strain once the swelling reduces.
The initial examination of Strasburg's elbow has the club optimistic that his injury isn't severe, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports. A more definitive diagnosis and return plan should be available in the near future, as Strasburg is undergoing an MRI on Thursday afternoon. Fortunately, the first look at his elbow has Washington thinking that the ailment isn't too extreme. However, the team has proven that they want to be careful with Strasburg, so it's likely that they won't rush him back to the mound regardless of the severity of his injury.
Strasburg was removed from Wednesday's matchup against the Braves in the third inning for an undisclosed reason, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. It's not immediately clear what injury Strasburg is dealing with, but he returned to action Wednesday following a disabled list stint with an elbow injury, so that could be the issue. Expect Strasburg's status to be updated when more details are released.
The Nationals activated Strasburg (elbow) from the disabled list Wednesday. Strasburg is ready to return after missing three weeks with his elbow injury, and he will jump right back into the rotation and take the ball Wednesday night against the Braves. Strasburg is no doubt looking to put August in the rear view mirror, as he was tagged for 19 earned runs over just 11.2 innings in the three starts prior to his disabled-list stint.