Nationals Get Great Stephen Strasburg Injury Update

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Washington Nationals have received some great injury news on starter Stephen Strasburg.
The Washington Nationals have received some great injury news on starter Stephen Strasburg. / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg is in the midst of recovering from thoracic outlet surgery that ended his 2021 season prematurely. Strasburg has made great progress in recent weeks, working his way up to facing live hitters recently.

Now the 2019 World Series MVP is taking another major step in his recovery.

Stephen Strasburg Injury Update

Strasburg is scheduled for a minor league rehab assignment starting on Tuesday, the team announced Sunday afternoon. He's set to pitch four innings at Double-A Harrisburg as he ramps up for a potential return to the Nationals' rotation.

This is undoubtedly some great news for Washington at a time the club could use something to brighten its spirits. They currently own the second-worst record in the NL and have seen trade rumors involving star Juan Soto pop up as a result.

Adding a healthy Strasburg back to the top of the rotation would be a major boost for this bottom-dwelling team. It's easy to see how Strasburg back at 100% could help turn things around, considering his dominant 2019 season that included an 18-6 record and eventual World Series title.

Hopefully the 33-year-old hurler doesn't experience any setbacks as he continues his rehab journey and can suit up for Washington sometime in the near future.

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