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David Lough will need more tests before returning to the Orioles lineup

David LoughMatt WietersNick MarkakisBuck Showalter

Outfielder David Lough’s appointment with a neurologist went well Friday, but he is expected to undergo more precautionary tests, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter.

“He went to the doctor's [Friday]. That checked out pretty good. I know he’s going to get some other tests, just to be sure,” Showalter said. “Right now, he’s got a stiff neck. It’s better today than it was yesterday from what I understand.”

Lough is considered day-to-day after being scratched from Friday’s lineup, but the Orioles wanted to rule out a possible concussion. Initial tests on Friday did not show any concussion symptoms.

“I wouldn’t say it’s completely ruled out, but the preliminary tests they did yesterday did not show it,” Showalter said. I’m hoping to have him back shortly.”

In other injury news, Showalter said he expected catcher Matt Wieters (ankle) to be back in the lineup for Monday’s split-squad home game. He also said Nick Markakis (shoulder tendinitis) could have played in the field on Saturday, but Showalter wanted him to get a day at designated hitter to rest the shoulder. He’ll be on the split-squad trip to Clearwater, Fla., on Monday.

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