Revs' Alston takes leave with treatable form of leukemia

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] MLS All-Star Kevin Alston has been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a rare but treatable form of leukemia, and has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the New England Revolution to undergo treatment that is not expected to require hospitalization.

Alston and his family have requested privacy while he undergoes treatment. He expects to return to the team in the future.

"The Revolution fully supports Kevin as he begins treatment," Revolution general manager Michael Burns said. "Right now, the most important thing for Kevin, and his family, is to concentrate on returning to full health. Kevin's had a tremendous attitude since the diagnosis and his positivity is an inspiration for all of us."

Fans wishing to send Alston get-well messages and thoughts can tag tweets with #GetWellKA.


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