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.
Written from King’s College, London University.