Madison Brengle: 'It felt like my arm was getting cut off'


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Madison Brengle: 'It felt like my arm was getting cut off'

Madison Brengle sat down with to speak with New York Times about her arm injury caused by intravenous anti-doping tests. Despite requesting a different procedure because she is dealing with a rare health condition, Brengle's request wasn't accepted. 'It felt like my arm was getting cut off,' Brengle stated.

'I’m screaming in pain, because I wasn’t expecting that. It’s lightning, it’s acid pouring into your skin.' Brengle ended up having panic attacks. Before she underwent anti-doping test before the start of 2016 Wimbledon, Brengle suffered a panic attack.

And the response from the anti-doping officer present at the time of testing was to blindfold her. 'The doctors, they kept asking me: "How do you still play professional tennis?" she added. 'They don't see a professional athlete with this disease, because it [the disease] should shut one down.' ALSO READ: 'It won't be easy for Roger Federer to win Halle' - Tournament director