Comments From Twellman On Recovery

Comments From Twellman On Recovery

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 5, 2010
  • Taylor Twellman

Some of you know I have a pretty strong opinion on head and neck injuries when it comes to soccer. Well so does Taylor Twellman. The New England Revolution media folks sat down with Twellman recently for an interview to see how things are going and boy Twellman had some interesting comments, some that make you really feel for the guy.

“Yes and no. I’ve gotten to a point now where I can have five to six days of living a normal life. I can play a round of golf. Everybody goes, ‘Oh you can play a round of golf!’ You don’t understand how when the sun’s coming down and the different – I’ve really started over with the vision, with just stimuli coming from caffeine, (etc.). It’s been a start-over process. I’ve done everything that Dr. Cantu has told me to do. My neck is in very stable condition right now. So yeah, away from the soccer field, I’m doing alright. But to sit here and say it’s been easy? It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through. So I’m not going to sit here and tell you that it’s been really easy coming to games every week and watching the team play. That’s been difficult.”

Thing is I know exactly what Twellman is going through here. It’s something that isn’t easy to explain to others who haven’t had a head or neck injury to deal with. Hopefully those five and six days of normal life turn into seven and eight or more here for him real soon.

We do want to see Twellman back on the field as he is one of my favorite guys to watch but at this point getting his head and neck at 100% is way more important.

Check out the full interview here. Its definitely worth a read/listen.