Orioles OF Nolan Reimold resting comfortably after neck surgery

June 25, 2012|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold underwent successful surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital Monday morning to remove a herniated disk that was placing pressure on a nerve in his neck, the team announced. 

The procedure, called a discectomy, was performed locally by neurosurgeon Dr. Ziya Gokaslan, a nationally renowned spine specialist.

Reimold said Friday the surgery was similar to the one Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had last year.

Doctors hope the surgery can alleviate the tingling Reimold felt in his left arm, which caused him to be out of action since April 30. Reimold previously received two epidural injections, which calmed the swelling in the disk and gradually took away the pain, but there were still recurrent spots of tingling in his arm and he had trouble regaining strength in it.

Reimold now is resting comforably, the team said.

Reimold said he held out hope that he could return by the end of the season, but his season appears to be all but over.

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