Twellman: I’m not ready
Posted by Mike Marshall on January 27, 2010
Revolution forward Taylor Twellman told The American Soccer Show on Wednesday that while his condition is improving, he has not yet fully recovered from the effects of a devastating collision with Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Steve Cronin in August of 2008.
“Can I say that I feel a lot better than I did six months ago? Of course I do,” said the New England striker. “Am I ready to go out and do diving headers, yet? No.”
“It’s one of those processes that, you kinda have to go through it day by day – literally exercise by exercise. You have to start over. You have to retrain your brain.”
While speaking with hosts Jason Davis and Zach Woosley, the Revolution’s all-time leading goalscorer also talked about the difficulties in recovering from the injuries sustained in the collision.
“The complicating factor to my injury is my neck. I’ve dealt with a serious neck injury. It’s basically severe whiplash.”
“Getting over whiplash and post-concussion is definitely a hassle. But every doctor I’ve seen has said ‘You’re gonna be fine.’ Unfortunately, time is the only healing factor, and right now I’m waiting.”