Alan Shearer is hoping that local lad Steven Taylor, will return from injury for next Monday’s crucial game, this time against Middlesbrough at home.
Steven Taylor – could be back for Middlesbrough
Steven has surprisingly missed more than a month of action after picking up a bruised ankle injury against Arsenal in March.
He hobbled off at half-time in that game and scans subsequently showed it was only bruising, but when he made his comeback at Spurs two weeks ago, he only made it through the first half.
Alan Shearer told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Steven Taylor might be back for Middlesbrough, but Jose Enrique probably won’t be back – that’s about it as far as injuries are concerned.”
The only other senior player who is injured is Ignacio Gonzalez, who has appeared just twice as a substitute for Newcastle since he arrived on the last day of the transfer window last summer.
It shows how terrible our season has been when this guy has been out for 8 months with an Achilles injury. Players recover from broken legs and ACL knee operations in that time, so his Achilles Tendinopathy injury must be one of the worst in history.
PhysioRoom.com have even given up on estimating when he will be back, after all this time, and have said it is undetermined.
With 19 days left in the season, we’ll give up any hope that Gonzalez can help us this season.