New England striker Taylor Twellman, has explained what is keeping him off the pitch.
Speaking to Boston.com, Twellman explained: "I think 'neck pain' is just being generous and kind of vague, but at the end of the day, it's serious - I mean, in the sense that my cervical spine is out of whack. I just have whiplash very severe from the collision last year that threw my body into a weird situation. I'm just trying to take care of it."
Last season, Twellman collided with Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Steve Cronin.
"You name it, I've got it - nausea, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue - but we're getting to the root of the problem," Twellman said. "When I do manipulation of the vertebrae and stuff like that, I do get all my symptoms.
"For me personally, it's been good because we finally figured out what it was. It took us eight months, but we finally figured out that I've got whiplash very severe, almost like I was in a bad car accident."