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.
Thrilled to see @D_Barnes25 basically a full participant in training. Been a long road back for him, and he's worked his tail off. #NERevs— Jeff Lemieux (@jeff_lemieux) October 15, 2015
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.
Today, on #BeBoldBeBald Day, the #NERevs don bald caps to support all who fight cancer. http://t.co/b4PWozYc6g pic.twitter.com/DOB5xYDQki— NE Revolution (@NERevolution) October 16, 2015