There is some disturbing news being reported by George Caulkin in the Times today, that Steven Talor has suffered a broken jaw on Sunday afternoon, during training at Newcastle’s Benton training grounds.
Steven Taylor – broken jaw? – out for the season
Unfortunately Caulkin is probably the best Newcastle reporter around, and is usually spot on with what he writes.
The incident is said to involve Andy Carroll, Steven’s Newcastle United team-mate, and there is some hint that there may have been a confrontation between the two players, but nothing official as yet from the Newcastle club.
Steven Taylor has only recently had a brace removed from his knee, after suffering ligament damage, and Taylor was touch and go whether he would make it before the end of the season, but it looks like his season is over, if reports are to be believed.
But Newcastle have so far not issued any statement on the matter, and that’s somewhat understandable, given the team has an important game tonight at Doncaster Rovers, and promotion is still not guaranteed.
But as seen in our comments section this morning, rumors are rampant on Tyneside that the broken jaw may have been caused by a confrontation between the two players.
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
This is now a huge test of Chris Hughton’s management abilities, as the very last thing he wants is any distraction from the important game tonight at Doncaster.
It ia also rumored that Carroll has damaged his hand and may not play tonight at the Keepmoat Stadium – oh no!
This may be about the worst thing that could have happened at Newcastle, if indeed these rampant rumors are true.
Let’s hope for the best – for the sake of our club – but we need 3 points tonight, that’s the most important thing.
I thought these things were a thing of the past at Newcastle – I hoped these things were a thing of the past at Newcastle.