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Denard Span Injury: No Restrictions Expected On Twins Outfielder During Spring Training

Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span arrived at spring training two days early and quickly started workouts to prepare for the 2012 season, but he acknowledges that his body isn't 100 percent.

General manager Terry Ryan said there are no restrictions on Span, who suffered a concussion last June and has been experiencing symptoms from Vestibular Neuritis -- including fuzziness, spaciness and headaches -- since 2009. A doctor similarly told Span his concussion is a thing of the past. But the 27-year old noted that he has good days and bad days. (via 1500 ESPN)

Span called any lingering symptoms he might encounter, "manageable," and added, "Some days are better than others. But I have been smart about it. I know my body and its nowhere near where it was last year." ...

"I've been feeling good, man," Span said. "A lot of it is me being happy to be here, turning the page from last year and seeing everyone's faces. Turn the page this offseason. ...

"As far as I know, I'm here. I showed up today ready go." ...

Span said he expects to be on the field every day, but "I imagine that it would be day-to-day. ...

"I told (head athletic trainer) Rick (McWane) that if don't feel good a certain day or wake up not feeling good I'd go to him and tell him how I'm feeling. Today when I got here he just asked me what I want to do and I said I'm going to go out there and I'm feeling good. Everything we're doing is light anyway, so each day I kind of report to him and see how I feel."

Span hit .264 in 70 games last season with two homers and 16 RBI, but struggled after returning to the lineup following the concussion in August and September.

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