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SLU High Grad Twellman Speaks Out On Concussions

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Revolution star Taylor Twellman says the team ignored symptoms of multiple concussions that eventually forced him to retire.

A St. Louis, Mo. native, 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.

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