Nolan Reimold Likely Missing Rest Of 2012

The Baltimore Orioles will be without Nolan Reimold, who underwent season-ending neck surgery.

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Nolan Reimold Likely Out For Year After Neck Surgery

The Baltimore Orioles are having something of a dream season, and for a while, Reimold was enjoying one right along with the rest of the team, hitting five home runs in his first 67 at-bats of the season. But after going on the DL in early May for a bulging disc, Reimold required surgery that should end his season. From Roch Kubatko:

Reimold underwent a successful discectomy today at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He's resting comfortably.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Ziya Gokaslan, Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Oncology at Hopkins.

Dr. Gokaslan removed a herniated disc from Reimold's cervical spine that was pressing on a nerve, and he fused the vertebrae.

Reimold said that he still hopes to play this season, but barring some sort of surreal Kirk Gibson-moment in the World Series, that's probably not going to happen.

After Reimold's injury, the Orioles have cycled through Xavier Avery, Endy Chavez, Steven Pearce, Steven Tolleson, and Ryan Flaherty in left field, with Pearce getting the bulk of the playing time recently.

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