Report: New England's Shalrie Joseph Attending Substance Abuse Program

The Revs captain taking time off to attend substance abuse program.
Shalrie Joseph is taking indefinite leave of absence from the New England Revolution so that the Grenadian can attend a Major League Soccer substance abuse and behavioral health program, according to a Boston Globe article penned by Frank Dell'Apa.

The 31-year-old has only played once in 2010 due to a hip flexor injury. In that match, the Revolution captain led New England to a convincing 4-1 win over Toronto FC.

On Monday, the team announced that Joseph was taking an indefinite leave of absence to attend to personal matters, which were said to not be soccer, contract, or injury related. According to the Globe, those personal matters involve attending a substance abuse program.

Because of league restrictions, vice president of player personnel Mike Burns could not comment, telling the Globe, "I can't confirm or deny anything."

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