Steven Taylor Only Has Bruised Angle – Great News!

The Daily Mail is reporting late this morning that Steven Taylor has given Newcastle a massive boost.


Steven  Taylor – only bruising of his ankle

Newcastle now have the results of the scan on his damaged ankle that was conducted on Steven yesterday, and Steven was given the all clear late last night, after the scan showed he had suffered nothing worse than severe bruising.

Newcastle management were bracing themselves for losing their England Under 21 defender for weeks, if not months, if it had been damaged ligaments in his ankle.

Taylor, who is a local lad who was brought up in Whitley Bay, was said to be hugely relieved at the good news, and the lad seems determined to save his home town team from relegation, and certainly his two displays in the last two games have been excellent.

Steven still however seems likely to miss Newcastle’s next match with Chelsea, a week on Saturday, but Habib Beye can come in (and he’ll  stay in) for that game, and we still don’t know whether Sebastien Bassong will be available to play center-back in that game.

Seb was also injured and had to leave the game against Arsenal with a hip injury, but that looked less severe than Steven’s injury, at least initially.

That proverbial Newcastle insider has been talking again, and this time he (or she) said:

“There were real worries about how long he would be out for,”

“People were talking about a month being the worst-case scenario, but if a tear had shown up on the scan, that would have been it for the season.

“Now he could be back in two weeks.”

This is definitely good news for the club, because Steven is now playing near his best, after only being so-so earlier in the season, and the lad has been absolutely outstanding in Newcastle’s last several games.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Robbanufc

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Great news!

  • dougnufc

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #2

    He played superb against Arsenal, if he keeps this form up, he will not only save us from relegation but he will be an integral part for next seasons battle.

  • Isaac Hunt

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    “Steven Taylor Only Has Bruised Angle – Great News!”

    Bluddy ‘ell! I hope it’s not his hypotenus!

  • RyanToon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    for me steven taylor has been our best performer this season BEHIND bassong and jonas.

  • Stardust

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Taylor – went off for the magic sponge v City while a goal was conceded and against Arsenal for the magic sponge and a goal was conceded. Maybe he didnt have the nuts to carry on as he felt he had done it twice.

  • simon376

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Stardust, you are being very harsh on Taylor. He may not be the best player, but he goes out and gives his all. We seem to have done badly without the lad. To be honest, based just on this season alone, I wouls have Taylor over Colo every time. Mind you I hope he will come good after a full season over here, but for me he just hasn’t been up to it this year.

  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Isaac, hypotenuse is a side in a triangle, not an actual angle itself 😛

  • Steve R

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Well, that just goes to show how passionate Stevie is about his club. If only we could have 10 other players in our squad with the same level of passion.

  • damostoon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #9

    da magic sponge is one of de most important things in contact sport,,,playing hurling in Ireland , when u smash ur leg they give it a splash of de holy water and make u play on,turns u into a savage… thats Taylor true and true..

  • Stardust

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Simon – Boater had been doing statistical analysis on the team, I beleive Taylor is the common denominator when we play poor defensively for a host of reasons – I have asked him and revert when he comes back.

  • Isaac Hunt

    Mar 25, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #11

    BenBKK: Euclidin’ me or wot? 🙂

  • workyticket

    Mar 25, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Very witty Isaac.

  • Jonas19

    Mar 25, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #13

    probably in the form of his life at the minute. good news indeed

  • Duffman

    Mar 25, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #14

    So the injury is acute?

  • Rodzilla

    Mar 25, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #15

    …don’t be so obtuse Duffman, there’s a certain degree of optimism in the physio room. Both him and Bassong are showing sines of quick recoveries, I hope this is true or we could end up in a righttangle.

  • Isaac Hunt

    Mar 25, 2009 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Nice one Rodzy!

  • Rodzilla

    Mar 25, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #17

    …too kind Isaac, too kind. Big up yersel for setting the ball rolling!

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #18


  • batty

    Mar 26, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #19


  • club insider

    Mar 26, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #20


    LOL you would not get that level of wit and humour on a spuds or mackem site !

    Well done fella ! 🙂

  • Rodzilla

    Mar 27, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Thank heavens for good ol’ thick Geordies eh club insider? 😉


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