MMO’s John Delcos reported on April 2 that Shaun Marcum was scratched from his simulated start and was flown from Port St. Lucie to New York to be examined by team doctors.
“He has some real discomfort running from his shoulder up through his neck,” said manager Terry Collins later that day during his pregame press conference at Citi Field.
“What that is, where it starts, what’s causing it, I think we won’t know until he sees the doctor tomorrow.”
The team has announced that Marcum was diagnosed with nerve inflammation in his neck at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York this morning.
Marcum was treated with “trigger-point injections” in his neck and will now rest for 2-3 days. He is on his way back to Port St. Lucie where he will continue to rehab at the team’s complex.
Marcum was placed on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis, retroactive to March 22. But at this point it looks like he won’t be activated until his neck and other nagging injuries have subsided.