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Denard Span Injury: Twins Outfielder Unsure When He'll Return

Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span took an ugly spill on Sunday in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays and was held out of Monday's lineup, called day-to-day with shoulder and collarbone soreness. It is not known when he is expected to return.

John Shipley of the Pioneer Press reports that Span was certain he had broken something when he fell, as he heard an unusual pop, but the X-ray results luckily came back negative.

"I'd never heard anything like that, and that's what caught my attention, that sound," he said. "I though for sure something was fractured, even if it was a hairline fracture -- I thought something was going to be out of place.

"I think tomorrow I'll have a better idea if I'll be out for a day or another two or three, whatever," Span said.

For the time being, Span is on anti-inflammatory medication and has an appointment to see a masseuse and chiropractor on Tuesday.

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