Still No Assessment On Extent Of Taylor Injury

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is yet to get a good asseessment of Steven Taylor’s recent shoulder injury.

Steven Taylor – still no real assessment of new injury

Chris talked about Steven’s injury today:

“Hopefully it is not too long out for Steven but we want to assess it properly first and then clarify the situation,”

“He will definitely be out of the Norwich game and it could be a few more weeks after that but we’re still assessing it, and we’re hoping to have more information by the end of the week.”

“It’s normal that people will be worried as he has had an injury there before, but we don’t want to pre-empt anything by speculating how long he will be out for.”

“Steven is desperate to play games because it was a really difficult time for him at the end of last season.”  “I think he just wants to play games again so we’ve all got our fingers crossed for him.”

This is a bit of a blow not only to Steven himself, but to the Newcastle club.

The sooner the injury is fully assessed the better Newcastle will be positioned, to know if we are now short of central defenders, with Tamas Kadar already sidelined for a number of weeks with a troublesome groin injury.

Comments welcome.

Written from King’s College, London University.

5 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 22, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Well, at least Mike W gets a chance to prove himself in the centre with Colo, with the prem starting in a few weeks, there is the possibility that he will be lining up agiainst Manyoo?

  • Toontastico

    Jul 22, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Once he’s back in full training before the start of the season I wouldnt be too concerned as I wouldnt mind seeing Colo and Mike in action in the premiership and to be honest i’d be confident that they can cut it. what we certainly dont need is both Kadar and Tayls out long term.

    On the subject anyone know what the craic is with Kadar?

  • punk skunk...

    Jul 22, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Groin injury…

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 22, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #4

    This injury report sounds much like the National Hockey League with the vague “upper body injury” which could be anything from a stiff neck to an amputated arm. Seems a little early in the season to be so coy about Taylor’s injury. Or does NUFC have a staff of doctors that have little consensus on a diagnosis?

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 22, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #5


    Or does NUFC have a staff of doctors that have little consensus on a diagnosis?

    Err, ‘a staff of doctors’? That’ll be the the guy from the St John’s Ambulance who sits nearest the tunnel and is married to the temporary groundsman’s sister.

    Did you miss the the enforced staff exodus 12 months ago, BG? Few people realise CH also has to wash the director’s cars every night as part of his contract. Gosling will be on the 11-o-clock tea round. And poor Tayls will be on half pay ’cause he can no longer clean the windows of the VIP boxes.

    Tough times breed tough dudes.


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