Just two days before the 2008 MLS Cup Playoff opener against the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium, the Revs released some unfortunate news today. As stated in an official press release issued by the Revolution earlier this afternoon, Taylor Twellman is out indefinitely with concussion-related symptoms stemming back to his collision with Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Steve Cronin on Aug. 30. In true Taylor fashion, he scored on the play despite taking two solid fists to the face, but the jarring effect of the hit not only left Twellman with a gash on his cheek that required five stitches, but also lingering symptoms consistent with those of a concussion. Full details can be found in the press release.
The official New England Revolution Injury Report for Tuesday, Oct. 28:
Probable: Sam Brill (L adductor strain)
Out: Taylor Twellman (concussion-related symptoms), Steve Ralston (R fibula fracture), Adam Cristman (season-ending R toe surgery), Doug Warren (season-ending R elbow hyperextension)
While Sam Brill is no longer feeling the effects of his previously sprained left ankle, he is now suffering from a bit of a groin strain … but once again, nothing that prevented him from training in the pouring rain this morning.
Because of the rain, there were no Taylor Twellman, Steve Ralston, Adam Cristman or Doug Warren sightings at training today … though Ralston was spotted exiting the locker room with a group his teammates following the session.