The Los Angeles Times was first to report the news.
Scherzer last pitched in Game 2 on Sunday, giving up two runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 5-4 loss. After the game, Scherzer told reporters, "My arm was dead."
Three days earlier, Scherzer pitched the final inning out of the bullpen to close out the San Francisco Giants in the deciding game of the prior round.
The Braves have a 3-2 series lead.