Knapp collapses, joins team after tests

Updated: July 27, 2009, 11:28 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Tigers pitching coach Rick Knapp was with the team for Monday night's game against the Texas Rangers after collapsing on the Tigers' charter flight to Texas earlier in the day.

Knapp was rushed to a hospital for tests after the plane arrived in Texas from Detroit. Doctors ruled out a heart attack or any other serious problem.

Doctors originally wanted Knapp to remain hospitalized for observation. But when Knapp seemed fine, he got the OK to be with the team for the game.

Knapp briefly lost consciousness after feeling nauseous and was revived by trainer Kevin Rand. Knapp said the problem probably stemmed from a combination of a prescription cold medication, one cocktail, and the food he ate on the flight.

"I'm fine," Knapp said after the Tigers' 5-2 loss to the Rangers. "I'm kind of embarrassed about the whole thing. It was a combination of something I ate, something I drank, and the flu pill. It didn't sit too well and that's kind of what happened."


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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