Back in 2010, Stephen Strasburg entered Major League Baseball as one of the most hyped young pitchers in memory. He’s had a dominant career with the Washington Nationals, helping lead the team to the 2019 World Series title, where he was named World Series MVP for his gutty pitching performance, but it appears injuries may cut his career short.
According to a recent report from Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post, Stephen Strasburg has been physically unable to perform any rehabilitation activities and there is now “increasing doubt” that the 34-year-old right-hander will ever pitch again.
“Three people have described those complications as ‘severe nerve damage.’ As of this week, Strasburg is technically eligible to come off the 60-day injured list he was placed on ahead of Opening Day. But there’s no sign of that happening in the near future, if at all. His current plan, according to a person familiar with his thinking, is to rest and see if he can manage the nerve issues enough to make another attempt at pitching. The righty’s outlook is not promising,” Dougherty wrote for the Washington Post on Saturday morning.
Strasburg has pitched in just eight games since the 2019 World Series victory, pitching just one game last season and none so far this season.