Nelson will undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The Brewers had been deciding whether or not to choose rehab or surgery as the path for Nelson's recovery, and the decision was ultimately made to send him under the knife. Nelson has already been ruled out for this season, but the doctors performing his surgery will not be able to determine the full extent of the damage to his shoulder until they begin the surgical procedure, so it remains to be seen what his recovery timetable will be, and if he will miss any action in 2018.
Nelson (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the Marlins. The move was just a formality at this point since Nelson has already been ruled out for the rest of the season, but the club chose to put Nelson on the DL nonetheless. He is still awaiting news on the second opinion he received on his shoulder, but will likely need to undergo surgery at some point in the near future, barring any unexpected news.
Nelson (shoulder) will get a second opinion to determine if and when he will have surgery, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. He was diagnosed with a right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear. On the bright side, it's not a full tear, but it may still require surgery. Shoulder injuries are always tricky with regard to determining rehab time and effectiveness upon return, but so far it sounds like he could be ready for spring training. More information should be forthcoming following the second opinion.
Nelson will miss the remainder of the season with a right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear. This is brutal news for Nelson and the playoff-hopeful Brewers. The 28-year-old injured his shoulder while sliding back to first base in Friday's 2-0 win over the Cubs, and while it's unclear if the issue will require surgery to repair, it will leave him sidelined until 2018 regardless. Nelson emerged as one of the better pitchers in the National League this season, compiling a solid 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 199 strikeouts -- all career-best numbers -- in 175.1 innings, and his 10.2 K/9 was the fourth-best rate in the NL this season. He'll now turn his focus towards getting healthy and returning to the rotation as Milwaukee's ace next season. In his place, Brent Suter will likely step into the rotation for the remainder of the season.
Nelson sustained a jammed shoulder sliding back into first base and will undergo further tests Saturday, but the Brewers are cautiously optimistic that he will be fine, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Nelson was able to complete a scoreless inning after the slide, but the shoulder was giving him enough pain that the Brewers decided to take him out after 79 pitches and five shutout innings. He still picked up the win as Milwaukee's bullpen managed to preserve the shutout. More will be known after the weekend's tests, but Nelson may be able to make his next start Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
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