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Stephen Strasburg on whether he will pitch in postseason: ‘I can’t make that claim’

Washington’s ace might be out for an extensive period.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Washington starter Stephen Strasburg said Saturday he is unsure whether he will be healthy enough to pitch in the postseason, according to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.

Strasburg received a PRP shot Friday after leaving his start on Wednesday in the third inning. The initial diagnosis was a flexor mass strain, but Strasburg will have another doctor review the results of his MRI, according to’s Jamal Collier.

While Strasburg isn’t expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season, he might miss Washington’s first few playoff contests.

Strasburg, 28, was pitching well before going down, posting a 3.60 ERA and 2.92 FIP over 147.2 innings with the Nationals.

Washington enters play Saturday with an eight game lead over the Mets in the National League East. Strasburg almost certainly would have started one of the club’s first two playoff games.

Strasburg signed a seven-year, $175 million extension earlier this year.