Some good news out of Revolution camp about Kevin Alston after a tumultuous couple of months on this front.
A long-time Revs defender, Alston was diagnosed in April with a rare but treatable form of leukemia known as chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and was forced to miss the majority of the team's season as he underwent treatment to rid himself of the disease.
Now, it appears Alston is ready to get back on the field. According to a statement from the Revs, the 25-year-old has been removed from the team's Disabled list, making him eligible for a slot on a game day roster. If that wasn't enough of an indication, Alston will also be one of the 18 players to travel to Colorado later on Tuesday for the Revs' Wednesday contest against the Rapids.
After two months of treatment, Alston started training for a return to MLS competition in early July and improved consistently enough to move him off the Disabled List in a matter of two weeks.
Revs GM Michael Burns had nothing but positive things to say about Alston's road to recovery.
“We’re very pleased for Kevin that his treatment has progressed and he’s returned to the field,” Burns said. “From the outset, Kevin was committed to getting back and has maintained an incredibly positive attitude.”
How long will it be until Alston, who has started over 100 games for the Revs in his MLS career, officially returns to competition?
That can't be determined for certain quite yet, but the former All-Star has re-grouped quite admirably from his April scare and is on track to step foot in an MLS game in the near future.