Neal: Claustrophobic Span can't go through MRI

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 22, 2012 - 7:50 AM
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Twins outfielder Denard Span was supposed to undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam on his clavicle today, but he couldn't go through with it.

Why? Well, anyone who has had an MRI knows that many of those machines have chambers that are very confined. Span revealed today that he's claustrophobic and just couldn't go through with the exam - and that was after taking a few milligrams of Valium and being strapped to a table.

"I didn't have enough Valium," he said.

I have covered players who are claustrophobic and wanted to keep that a secret. Span is the first one to admit it on the record. He knows he might take some flack for it.

"I'm not happy about it, either," he said.

Span said he does feel better and actually wants to take a few swings and see how he feels. If he has to got back in and try to get another MRI, he will.  He's relieved that he was able to make it through a MRI of his neck yesterday.

 

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