Much has been made of the year that Nolan Reimold could have had for the Baltimore Orioles last season if he hadn’t of been sidelined by neck surgery. Now in his first action back after the neck problems have apparently been put behind him, Reimold reports to have shoulder soreness. There is good and bad news with this. Let’s look at the solid good and bad news before guessing what this might or might not mean for Reimold’s season.
The bad news is that he is injured. That is bad news no matter if you are coming off of an injury riddled season or a Most Valuable Player season. No one likes injuries to impact players. The good news concerning this is that it’s not connected to the neck surgery in any way. The only distant connection is the time he missed and how it might take him a few weeks into the regular season to really get everything that is still fuzzy from his recovery.
As far as the future goes you only worry that this might mean Reimold is going to be a bit injury prone from here on. He has to allow himself to come back fully from this slight injury and slowly get himself into full speed shape for the Orioles. That way he will be much less likely to develop a string of serious but nagging injuries. As long as he keeps things healthy and gets up to speed fairly certain, this could be a great season for Reimold and the Orioles.