Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was treated for "forearm tightness" after pitching six solid innings in the Nats' 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Monday, according to multiple reports.
Comcast SportsNet Washington's Mark Zuckerman reported that Strasburg was being examined by team doctors after the game. Manager Davey Johnson said that it was too early to know if Strasburg would be able to make his next start, according to Zuckerman.
There is no indication the injury is serious, but Strasburg did undergo Tommy John surgery in 2010, missing nearly a year of action. The Nationals shut him down for the season early last September, prompting a flurry of discussion about whether it was the right move for the near- and long-term.
For his part, Strasburg said that he was fine after the game, telling reporters that he would not miss his next start.
Through six starts this season, Strasburg is 1-4 with a 3.13 ERA.
Forearm tightness for Strasburg, being examined by doctor. Davey says too early to know about next start.
— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) April 30, 2013
Strasburg says he felt fine. Brushed off injury questions. "I'm not missing my next start. Ill tell you right now." — Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) April 30, 2013