Newcastle United are still waiting for a prognosis on injured defenders Bassong and Taylor, but it would be surprising if either can make the home game against Chelsea on April 4th.
Sebastien Bassong – has hip injury
Taylor and Sebastién Bassong were injured and had to leave the field during Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Arsenal.
The news is that Newcastle are still waiting to hear the results of scans conducted on both players, but it’s rather unlikely either will feature on April 4th against the Pensioners, which is another injury blow for the club.
Bassong has a hip injury and Steven Taylor’s injury could be worse, because he has sustained ankle ligament damage, and Michael Owen was out over six weeks with a similar injury he picked up at Manchester City.
Coach Chris Hughton was asked about the injuries to Bassong and Taylor last night and he said:
“They’re still being assessed, it’s too early to say,”
There will be pressure to get points against Chelsea, to try to pull away from the relegation zone, but the likelihood of that happening, given our current form, has to be slim at best.