Brewers' Nelson shut down for season after taking line drive to head
Benny Sieu / Reuters

Jimmy Nelson won't pitch again this season.

The Milwaukee Brewers right-hander has been shut down for the year on the advice of a neurologist, who felt the risk was too high for a return to the mound after Nelson took a line drive off the head Friday.

(Courtesy: MLB.com)

"Jimmy saw the neurologist (on Monday), and he's not going pitch the rest of the year," manager Craig Counsell told reporters. "The neurologist just felt in his case, despite the fact he didn't have a concussion, he still had trauma to his head and, in his view, he felt it best that we don't take a risk so shortly after the moment it happened."

Nelson was able to walk off the field under his own power after the incident and later underwent a CT scan, which revealed a contusion.

The 26-year-old was in the midst of his best major-league season, posting a 4.11 ERA in 30 starts - the most of his young career.

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