Mets' Brandon Nimmo misses game after fainting, hitting head inside hotel bathroom


After waking up confused inside a hotel bathroom early Monday morning, outfielder Brandon Nimmo sat out the New York Mets’ game at Nationals Park later that evening.

Nimmo fainted in the room and hit his head as he fell to the floor. 

First-year Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said Nimmo cut his forehead but confirmed the outfielder avoided a concussion.

“He went through all the tests this morning,” Mendoza said. “Wanted to make sure we weren’t missing anything. Luckily, everything came back negative. So, I think we got lucky there.”

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Brandon Nimmo of the New York Mets celebrates his seventh-inning two-run home run against the Houston Astros at Citi Field June 30, 2024, in New York City. The home run was Nimmo’s 100th in the major leagues.  (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Nimmo recalled waking up shortly after 5 a.m. because he was not feeling well. At some point after he made his way to the bathroom, he cramped up and fainted.

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When he came to and got up from the floor, he was bleeding from the head and wasn’t sure why. He called the Mets’ trainers, who went to his room to assist him.

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The New York Mets’ Brandon Nimmo watches his single against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning of a game June 14, 2022, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Nimmo was then taken to a hospital, where he underwent testing. He arrived at the ballpark later Monday afternoon with a bandage on his forehead. He told reporters the bandage was a precaution.

“He’s got a pretty big cut,” Mendoza said.

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The New York Mets’ Brandon Nimmo runs home while scoring on a double by Pete Alonso to break a 6-6 tie against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning June 18, 2024, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jeff McNeil replaced Nimmo in left field Monday. Nimmo returned to the Mets’ lineup Tuesday night and finished the game with two hits.

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Nimmo is in his ninth season with the Mets. The 31-year-old is hitting .247 with 13 homers, a team-high 52 RBIs and an .824 OPS in 78 games this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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