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Steven Taylor out for another 2-3 months.

January 29th, 2010 | 116 Comments |

Taylor: Out for a while.
Taylor: Out for a while.
News has come in that it could be as long two or three months until first choice centre back, Steven Taylor, returns to the squad.

Taylor sustained a sprain in his medial ligament during Newcastle United’s Championship draw with West Bromwich Albion, and is one of several members of the first team backline to sustain injuries in Newcastle’s last few games. With right back, Danny Simpson (ankle) and left back, Jose Enrique (hamstring), also being crocked, and finally versatile right mid / right back, Ryan Taylor, suspended for a ridiculous sending off in the Magpies’s FA Cup away match with West Bromwich Albion, this created a huge problem in the Toon’s defensive ranks.

Since that time however, manager, Chris Hughton has brought in reinforcements for the back four in the shape of centre back, Mike Williamson from Portsmouth, centre back, Fitz Hall from Queen’s Park Rangers and finally, left back, Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea. (more…)


For Foxes sake! Hughton surveys carnage before Leicester battle.

January 28th, 2010 | 50 Comments |

Steven Taylor: "Out for a while" says Hughton.
Steven Taylor: " Out for a while" says Hughton.
While last night’s worrying hamsting injury to very important left back, Jose Enrique, has already been covered in these pages, Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton, has also been looking at the other injuries within the squad in the build up to the weekend’s away game at Leicester.

On casualties, Shola Ameobi (shoulder) and Danny Simpson (ankle) he said:

“I know Shola will be touch and go, Danny Simpson probably not, but certainly the Cardiff game.”

Moving on to longer term knee casualty, Steven Taylor, who is probably suffering with a “grade one” ligament sprain, he added:

“Steven Taylor will be out for a while, certainly a good few weeks, but at the moment, I’m not sure how long. He’s just being assessed by a couple of people.” (more…)