In what is turning into a long list of problems for the New England Revolution heading into the teams opening playoff game, The Boston Globe is reporting that forward Taylor Twellman has been deemed unfit to play the remainder of the season with problems stemming from a concussion.
A knee injury cost Twellman the first half of the season but upon his return Taylor managed to score eight goals in twelve starts.
The Revs will enter the playoffs without the services of Twellman, Steve Ralston and, Adam Cristman due to injury and will be missing Khano Smith and Gabriel Badilla for Thursday's match due to red cards received by both players in Saturday's loss to the Kansas City Wizards.
Twellman and Ralston each have 8 goals and the news of Twellman's new injury means that the Revolution will be searching for their fourth straight Eastern Conference title without their top two scorers.
The Revolution will kick off their playoff campaign Thursday against the Chicago Fire, a team that Taylor knocked out of last year's playoffs with a spectacular bicycle-kick.
Twellman ends the season one goal shy of 100 for his career.
A press release is expected from the Revolution sometime Tuesday to announce the injury.