Still No Prognosis On Taylor’s Knee Injury

Chris Hughton has still not said what the extent of Steven Taylor’s injury is, although there are reports today that he has knee ligament damage, and could be out for two months.

Steven Taylor – still not clear the extent of his injury

Chris says the club’s medical staff have still not had time to assess the problem fully, but that seems strange given that the injury happened over a week ago now.

Chris told the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“It is too early to say how long Steven Taylor will be out. He’s definitely out for a short period of time and he won’t play against Crystal Palace.”

“We must make sure we have appropriate cover in that area, but we were looking to strengthen in that area anyway, so nothing has changed in that respect.”

“We need that period of time for the medical staff to assess the extent of the injury. We are not looking long-term at the moment, unless we are told otherwise.”

“We’ll know over the next few days.”   “It would be unfair for me to say anything more at this stage.”

This is becoming rather a strange case, since surely the club should should know the full extent of Steven’s knee injury, since they’ve already had scans completed on the knee.

It’s unusual and we have to hope that it turns out that the injury is not as bad as first thought, and with Chris saying they don’t think it’s long term, that’s could be good news.

But it does appears the medical staff are just not sure, and it would be wise to get the lad off to see a top knee specialist, like Dr. Richard Steadman for example, of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver, Colorado.

He is recognized as one of the best knee surgeons in the world, and has operated on players like Ronaldo (Brazil), Alan Shearer and Michael Owen. and it would be worthwhile to Newcastle to get his input on Steven’s injury.

Steven is a very valuable player for Newcastle United not only this season, but in the future.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 26, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #1

    williamson had his stay at hotel extended for 4 days along with wayne routledge! not yet publicesed but you will find out tomorrow!

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 26, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Feelin ignorant Craig but who is wayne routledge?

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    he played for spurs on wing not sure which side he played on , but hes fast!prob what we need but would rather have nathan dyer, he tore us apart at home!

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 26, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Hmmm I hate the spurs. I do think some speed is sorely needed. I think we nee to start drilling some balls across the goal on the ground. Make it a mission to do that 3 times a match and you’ll get a goal in two.

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 26, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Full name Wayne Neville A. Routledge[1]
    Date of birth 7 January 1985 (1985-01-07) (age 25)
    Place of birth Sidcup, England
    Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
    Playing position Winger (right), second striker

  • geordielad880

    Jan 26, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #6

    wayne routledge is at boro having a medical mate, so thats no true, they have agreed a fee of 1.5m with QPR

  • geordielad880

    Jan 26, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #7

    and newcastle have also asked man utd about the availability of rodrigo possebon on loan for the rest of the season, but they are no willing to loan him to newcastle

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 26, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #8

    georgdieland he mite be having medical at boro, al am saying is he’s booked in at same hotel as williamson at hotel in newcastle! so my guess was he talking to newcastle?

  • geordielad880

    Jan 26, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    hughton would never sign routledge, he actually has some pace, only looks at second rate flops. The only targets i know of are possebon, leon cort, joleon jackson,

  • geordielad880

    Jan 26, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    And apparetly steven taylor is ruled out for the season, and thoughts on who should play right back tomw night?

  • ToonAsia

    Jan 26, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #11

    hi geordielad880, thought craigcoozy is right, routledge sign for us

  • geordielad880

    Jan 26, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #12

    I stand corrected, thats a really good signing, i know he was in talks with the boro, so its nice to get one over on the smoggies, adds some much needed pace to the right side!!! 🙂


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