Twellman: MLS team ignored my concussions
Friday, October 28, 2011
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Revolution star Taylor Twellman says the team ignored symptoms of multiple concussions that eventually forced him to retire.
Twellman was the keynote speaker at a conference on brain trauma in athletes, which was sponsored by the Boston University medical school. He said his brain felt "like a sponge" after colliding with a goalkeeper's fist while heading in a goal. He came off the field and said he had a concussion, but Twellman said the team trainer sent him back into the game after a few simple questions.
Officials for the Revolution were not immediately available for comment.
Twellman scored 101 goals in eight seasons. He was a five time MLS all-star and the league's MVP award in 2005.