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Twellman will not play this season

Posted on 24 June 2010 by Hank Alexandre

The New England Revolution announced yesterday that Taylor Twellman,  will spend the rest of 2010 on the season ending injury list.

Twellman, who was injured in a game against the LA Galaxy in August of 2008 while  scoring the winning goal and simultaneously crashing into goalkeeper Steve Cronin’s fist, has not played a minute for the Revs since June of 2009 when he scored his 10oth and 101st goals in a 4-0 win against New York Red Bulls.

The decision to move Twellman to the season-ending list was made after he suffered a setback in his rehabilitation in mid-May. He last participated in a Revolution training session on Tuesday, May 18.

“We’re extremely disappointed for Taylor that this setback has ended his season,”  said Michael Burns, Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel . “He was working hard to return to the field in 2010.”

While the move to the season ending injury list will prohibit Twellman returning to the field this season, it does open up a roster spot for the Revolution.  They may use this to seek some additonal healthy bodies.

The Revolution have been hard hit by injuries this season.  Matt Reis missed the first part of season recovering from off season surgeries to his knee and shoulder.  Shalrie Joseph was sidelined by a hip flexor injury before he took a leave of absence from the team.  Michael Videira, Edgaras Jankauskas, Mauricio Castro (no longer with the team), Emmanuel Osei, and Darrius Barnes have all spent extended periods of time on the injured list.  Preston Burpo suffered a horrific  season ending injury earlier this season, and recently reacquired Steve Ralston dislocated his elbow in his first minute back with the team.

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