Steven Strasburg May Be On The Shelf For A While

Steven Strasburg

The news isn’t looking good for Washington Nationals rookie phenom.

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg has a significant tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and will likely require Tommy John surgery, the Nationals announced in a conference call on Friday.

Strasburg, who was originally placed on the disabled list because of a flexor strain on his right forearm, had the arthrogram Thursday evening to determine if something is seriously wrong and they found ligament damage in the elbow. He will be seeking a second opinion before the Nationals make a final decision on surgery.

Strasburg has torn elbow ligament (MLB.com)

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