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Major League’s Reimold Sues Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE (CN) - Johns Hopkins took Nolan Reimold off the Baltimore Orioles' bench too soon after surgery, the outfielder claims in court.

Reimold suffered a herniated disk and underwent spinal surgery in June 2012, his attorneys at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy say.

But Johns Hopkins allegedly allowed the outfielder to return to full play without an activity restriction in January 2013, "before his neck bones were fused."

"The 2012 surgery failed because Reimold was permitted to engage in strenuous physical activities even though he had not fully recovered from the 2012 surgery," Reimold's attorneys said.

In July 2013, after a 40-game stint in which Reimold had a batting average of .195 with 140 plate appearances, the outfielder underwent another surgery and he missed the remainder of the season.

"I had no idea that every game I played caused me further injury because my bones weren't fused," Reimold said, according to the statement from his attorneys.

Before his 2012 surgery Reimold was batted .313 with five home runs and 10 RBIs in his first 16 games.

The lawsuit had not been processed by the close of the court on April 14.

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