Mets’ Nimmo Sustains Head Injury Inside Hotel Room, Misses Game

After a dismal start to the 2024 season, the Mets are making steady progress toward the postseason. Situated just 1.5 games behind the last National League Wild Card spot, New York has won six of its past ten games. Unfortunately, left fielder Brandon Nimmo wasn’t having a great day after an accident in his hotel room just before the Mets’ series against the Nationals.

Nimmo, an outfielder for the New York Mets, missed Monday’s game at Nationals Park after waking up disoriented in a hotel restroom early in the morning.

The star outfielder passed out in the bathroom, hitting his head on the floor as he fell.

Carlos Mendoza, the Mets’ first-year manager, stated that Nimmo cut his forehead but that he did not get a concussion.

Mendoza stated that all the tests were completed that morning; thankfully, all results were negative. 

Not feeling well, Nimmo woke up just after 5 a.m. Sometime after he reached the restroom, he had cramps and passed out.

He regained consciousness and rose off the floor but was confused about seeing blood flowing from his head. He called the trainers from the Mets to come to his room.

The next step was to transport Nimmo to a hospital for further evaluation. 

With a bandage covering his forehead, he made his way to the field in the late afternoon of Monday. According to him, the bandage was only a precaution.

On Monday, Jeff McNeil replaced Nimmo in left field.

Nimmo has been a Met for nine seasons. This 31-year-old is having a great 2024 campaign, hitting .247 with 13 home runs. He’s driven in a team-leading 52 runs and had an OPS of .824 in 78 games played this year.

The Mets fell to Houston, 10-5, in 11 innings on Sunday, despite Nimmo socking his 100th career home run.