Kevin Alston's received a major positive boost in his battle against Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia on Monday.
The 25-year-old left back has been taken off the New England Revolution's disabled list and could be eligible to play as soon as Wednesday against the Colorado Rapids. This marks a significant turnaround since learning his diagnosis back in April.
“We’re very pleased for Kevin that his treatment has progressed and he’s returned to the field,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a press release. “From the outset, Kevin was committed to getting back and has maintained an incredibly positive attitude.”
Alston's condition is rare but treatable. A former MLS SuperDraft first-round pick of the Revs (10th overall), Alston has started all 116 matches that he has played for the team this season, though it's unlikely that he will immediately return to the first XI considering he hasn't played since learning of his condition.
New England is currently sixth in MLS' Eastern Conference with 24 points.