Every so often, sports fans begin the conversation about players they wish had never had their careers impacted by injuries.
When fans have those conversations, there are a few names that come up regularly, such as Derrick Rose, Brandon Roy, and Terrell Davis.
It looks like one current MLB star could be the next addition to that list.
Stephen Strasburg was once one of baseball’s biggest prospects and paid off the hype after getting to the majors.
Strasburg made hs made 3 All-Star Game appearances, won a World Series and was named the MVP of that series, and was named to the All-MLB First Team once.
Unfortunately, all of that success has been spread out by regular injury issues.
He has gone through Tommy John surgery and carpal tunnel surgery in the past and had multiple trips to the injured list between those.
Most recently, Strasburg underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome back in July of 2021. He unfortunately has appeared just one time in the majors since.
He made one start for the Nationals last season, giving up 7 runs in 4.2 innings pitched before heading back to the injured list.
Now it appears that there is a chance that could be the last time we ever see him make a start.
According to The Washington Post’s Jesse Dougherty, Strasburg is now dealing with severe nerve damage and it could be career threatening.
Stephen Strasburg is completely shut down from physical activity again and is dealing with "severe nerve damage," as three people familiar with his situation put it.
More on his grim outlook here: https://t.co/B0aZrqa1zZ
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) June 3, 2023
If this really does turn out to be it for Strasburg, his career would end with some strong numbers.
He has put together a .646 win percentage and 3.24 ERA and struck out 1723 batters over the course of his career.
Unfortunately, it looks like injuries are once again going to prevent Stephen Strasburg from getting to show off his abilities.