Positive news came out of practice this week as Darrius Barnes was active participant in drills, according to New England Revolution staff writer and online host Jeff Lemieux.
Barnes has been a staple on the injury report since Apr. 23 when he underwent left knee surgery. The defender has missed 26 games to date and continues to be listed as "out" as he regains fitness.
Though he was on the disabled list at one point, Barnes was reactivated last month. This means that he could be available to play in 2015. Before going down with an injury, Barnes was making the right back spot his own, contributing 391 minutes over five games. The right back spot is currently occupied by Jeremy Hall.
Whether Barnes plays this year is yet to be seen. Regardless, it's good to see that Barnes is practice. Photographic evidence of this development surfaced on Friday as Barnes and his teammates donned bald caps to support those with cancer.