March 29, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA;Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold (14) hits a single in the third inning against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The procedure, which will repair a herniated disk in Reimold’s neck by removing the ailing disk then fusing two vertebrae together, is the same surgery Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning underwent in September.
Originally on the 15-day DL with "neck spasms", MRIs revealed a herniated disk in Reimold’s neck. The 28-year-old had two epidural injections over the past two months in an attempt to avoid surgery, but the herniated disk continued to cause numbness and pain.
Reimold was off to a great start this season, hitting .313/.333/.627 with five home runs in 16 games before his neck injury put him on the DL in late April.
The surgery will be performed Monday morning by Dr. Ziya Gokaslan at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.