It looks as if Washington Nationals left handed pitcher may miss the remainder of the season with a herniated disc in his lower back, according to Nationals manager Davey Johnson.
“We’ll try to bring him back before the year is over to make sure he’s healthy, to make sure nothing has to be done with him. That’s the main thing, that he can be healthy once he gets the inflammation out of there. It’s really going to be a big concern of our doctors seeing how he does when he does come back.” Davey Johnson said in an interview.
The original diagnosis was that Detwiler would miss about a month with the injury, but the timetable is close enough that the Nationals are unsure if they can get the left handed pitcher back in time.
If he does end up missing the remainder of the year, he should be ready to go when it’s time to report for Spring Training next season.
The Nationals pitcher would finish the year with a 2-7 record, 4.04 ERA with 39 strike outs in 71.1 innings pitched.