I'd shut him down now for about 3 to 4 weeks. Then about 2 weeks before the playoffs, I would have the doctors who recommended him shut it down after about 165 IP's hold a public forum at Nationals Stadium for all their fans to meet and hear if they still feel like the Nationals ace should remain on the sidelines. I doubt if these doctors had any idea the Nationals would have a chance for the playoffs when they made that recommendation.
Good question. It will be very interesting to see how it transpires.