UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Stephen Strasburg examined for 'forearm tightness,' according to reports

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.

More SI Wire

SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.