Salazar will receive an injection on Tuesday, and then will not throw a baseball for approximately 10 days. The team is hopeful that he will be back for the playoffs, but any type of setback could end his season.
The 23-year-old is 11-6 on the year with a 3.84 ERA, helping his Indians maintain first place for much of the year. The injury occurred in his last start Friday night in Minnesota, as he lasted just four innings.
The Indians' rotation is the main reason to their success this season, and if that rotation remains less than 100 percent in the postseason, it may lead to an early exit for the tribe.