{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Reimold making progress, no timetable for return

Reimold making progress, no timetable for return

|
Reimold making progress, no timetable for return
BALTIMORE -- Nolan Reimold is progressing well in his recovery from surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck, but manager Buck Showalter said it was too early to start thinking about a possible postseason return.

Reimold, who has been on the disabled list since May 5 and underwent surgery on June 25, is gaining strength every day and is about four weeks into an eight-week rehab program.

"He's right where he needs to be, if not a little ahead of it," Showalter said. "Everything that the doctors felt like he would start feeling and realizing has happened so far, so that's a good sign."

Reimold was a productive fixture at the top of the O's order in April, hitting .313 with five home runs and 10 RBIs in only 16 games.

After treatment with epidurals did little to relieve the numbness and tingling that were bothering Reimold, he opted to undergo a spinal fusion surgery, the same procedure NFL quarterback Peyton Manning underwent.

Reimold's biggest hurdle is getting his strength back, a process he is preparing to work toward well into the offseason.

"I just want him to continue and not get ahead of himself," Showalter said. "There's some unknown about where he's going to be with range of motion, the whole nine yards. The chances that it's going to be full go, it's in his favor. But we'll see. Anytime you're dealing with a spine and back and everything, you really kind of wait with bated breath regardless of what the experts tell you."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español