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Mets manager Terry Collins returns to work after medical issue

NEW YORK -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins returned to work Tuesday, two days after feeling disoriented and being taken to a Milwaukee hospital.

Collins described himself as feeling "great" before the Mets opened a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field.

The 67-year-old Collins watched Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers from a bed at Froedtert Hospital. He was discharged Monday after tests failed to pinpoint the cause of his medical issue.

"I was disoriented for a minute," Collins said. "I don't know if it was due to dehydration -- whatever it may have been. They don't have any explanations for it. All I know is all the other parts that you worry about when you get to be my age are fine. And so I'm ready to go."

Collins added: "When the thing first occurred, I was pretty worried. But I got over it in a hurry."

Collins said he was grateful for the outpouring of well-wishes from people around the game.

"After I got to the hospital and went through the first barrage of tests that they gave me, I got my back to my room and I had 83 texts and several emails," Collins said. "It was very, very humbling. And who they were from was certainly pretty special. I thank everybody for taking the time and thinking of me. I kind of thought I was going to be OK."

On not getting an explanation for his brief feeling of disorientation, Collins said: "Freaky things happen. So I'm just glad it's done and I'm glad I'm sitting here where I am right now. ... I feel great. The doctors did a tremendous job. I'm really glad there's nothing serious. I'm ready to go."


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