Apr 8, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT
The good news is that Kevin Alston’s prognosis seems quite positive following this morning’s stunning announcement from the New England Revolution, which says the young defender has been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), “a rare but treatable form of leukemia.”
Alston, 24, a 2010 MLS All-Star, has been a New England starter since his rookie year in 2009. He started all four Revs’ matches this year.
More information on the condition is here. Twitter alerts and support can be found with the hashtag #GetWellKA.
But the Revolution says Alston will take an indefinite leave of absence from the team to undergo treatment. From Revolution GM Mike Burns:
The Revolution fully supports Kevin as he begins treatment. Right now, the most important thing for Kevin, and his family, is to concentrate on returning to full health. Kevin’s had a tremendous attitude since the diagnosis and his positivity is an inspiration for all of us.”
Check back for updates on this one.
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