The Mets delivered some more bad news on OF Brandon Nimmo.
After a second opinion from Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles, Nimmo has been shut down from baseball activities for the next month, per manager Mickey Callaway. Dr. Watkins also gave him a second epidural shot.
As of now, Callaway added "there hasn't been any talk of surgery," to repair the bulging disc in his neck. It is worth noting Watkins is the same doctor that dealt with David Wright's spine issues.
Nimmo was scratched from the lineup while rehabbing with Triple-A Syracuse last Friday, and going for the second opinion didn't look promising for the 26-year-old. Neck soreness has been an issue with him throughout this season, dating back to being pulled out of a contest against the Phillies after feeling stiffness.
Nimmo tried playing through the injury, but he landed on the IL on May 21 and has been rehabbing ever since. Overall this season, Nimmo is hitting .200/.344/.323.
With Nimmo completely shut down, the Mets will likely plan as if Nimmo could be lost for the rest of the season. In turn, Michael Conforto could move permanently to center field, though Juan Lagares, Carlos Gomez, and even Jeff McNeil are also candidates. Dominic Smith could also see more time in left field as well.