Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the New England Revolution heading into its MLS playoff series vs. the Chicago Fire, the Revs have been hit with more bad news. The Boston Globe is reporting that star striker Taylor Twellman is out indefinitely with ‘concussion-related problems’. Sources with knowledge of the injury have confirmed to SBI that Twellman is expected to miss both games of the Chicago series.
The club has confirmed Twellman’s status on Tuesday afternoon:
“Taylor has been experiencing some on-going issues related to the concussion he suffered against LA,” Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “Concussions, especially repeated concussions, are very dangerous and the most important thing for Taylor and his future – both off the field and on – is to get the rest he needs so he can return to normal as quickly as possible.”
The injury, which occurred when Steve Cronin struck Taylor Twellman in the face during an Aug. 30 game, means the Revs will be without Twellman and Steve Ralston, who is sidelined by a broken leg, for its Eastern Conference playoff series against the Chicago Fire. They are also set to be without defender Gabriel Badilla and midfielder Khano Smith, who both received red cards in the regular season finale against Kansas City.
New England was considered an underdog before the Twellman injury. Without their most reliable and dangerous goal scorer, the Revs are in serious trouble.
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