Alston diagnosed with leukemia, will take leave of absence from Revs

Alston diagnosed with leukemia, will take leave of absence from Revs

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Alston diagnosed with leukemia, will take leave of absence from Revs

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By IVES GALARCEP

New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston will take a leave of absence from the team  in order to undergo treatment for leukemia after being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

Alston’s treatment is not expected to require hospitalization. He is expected to return to the Revs in the future.

The 24-year-old Alston was in his fifth season with the Revs, and had settled in as a starting left back after playing at right back for most of his first four seasons with New England.

Alston had started four matches this season for the Revs, and recent surpassed the 10,000 minutes-played mark for New England.

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