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Nick Markakis diagnosed with disc herniation in his neck

Mar 12, 2013, 11:49 AM EST

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Nick Markakis underwent an MRI exam on his injured neck yesterday and has been diagnosed with what the Orioles are calling a “small disc herniation.”

That’s another way of saying a small tear and means Markakis will be on the sidelines for at least another week and maybe two, but manager Buck Showalter told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com that the Orioles don’t feel his status for Opening Day is in question.

He is, however, scheduled to be examined by a spine specialist and Markakis has already missed a week with the neck injury. He was also all kinds of banged up with different health problems last season, playing just 104 games after logging at least 157 games in five straight years.

  1. tuberippin - Mar 12, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    What’s up with Orioles outfielders having neck/spine issues of late? First Reimold, now Markakis? Look out Adam Jones.

  2. comfrtblynum - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    i really like this guy . i’ve always wanted to see him in philly . hope he’s alright and has allstar year

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