Steven Taylor Out Until October

The News Of The World is reporting today that Newcastle will be without their experienced and talented center-back, Steven Taylor until October.

Seven Taylor – another lengthy injury

The former England Under-21 captain, who is now 24, dislocated his shoulder in a friendly at Carlisle last week, and that was his first game back for the club  since  suffering a bad knee injury against WBA in January.

Steven has now had his shoulder pinned and must wait at least 8 weeks before he can start training again.

This is a major set-back for the player, who has hardly played this year, and Steven was an experienced Premier League player with over 150 appearances for Newcastle, while they were in the Premier League.

Danny Simpson is already out until September, and the Magpies have only Fabrico Coloccini, Mike Williamson and new boy James Perch who can play in central defense.

Maybe that means Hughton will go after Arsenal center-back Sol Campbell,  who certainly has the experience, and could even assist in further developing players like Steven and Mike.

Another option is a loan move to bring someone in to cover for Steven until he is fit again, mcuh like the club did when they brought in Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea in late January, to cover for the injured Jose Enrique.

That loan deal worked out terrifically well, but we now expect to see a new center-back brought in by Chris – and quickly too.

Manchester City have Nedum Onuoha and former England player Micah Richards are available for transfer, but Newcastle are unlikely to be able to afford Richards, although Onuoha would seem to be a decent buy.

Comments welcome.

Written from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.

8 comments so far

  • Tom Mo.

    Jul 25, 2010 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Just another day in the life of a Newcastle fan.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 25, 2010 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #2

    why he always in injury list

  • bungle

    Jul 25, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Patrick van Aanholt came from Chelsea not Arsenal.

  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 25, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    I must agree he does appear to be a bit fragile in the last season or so, maybe he can borrow Pop Robsons shoulder harness.

    Or maybe he just needs to accept he is not as tough and resilient as he thinks he is and cool down on some of the tackles.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 25, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Of course it was Chelsea that Patrick came from – it’s that Alzheimers kicking in again.

  • Stardust

    Jul 25, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Not even suggesting this is true but if Taylor exaggerated his injury past the end of the transfer window – then he is all fine and dandy to start negotiating with other clubs come January.

    Just wondered if Stevey boy is playing games?

    He could then technically leave for nothing next year – get his sign on fee and NUFC get nothing.

  • baro

    Jul 25, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #7

    A BIG LOSS. He is the heart of our defence. CH better go find replacement for him on loan bcuz Kadar is injured too. Williamson is just crap. Perch picked up a knock. Ryan Taylor is not a true defender. Not Sol Campbell.

  • DirtyGerman

    Jul 25, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Hughton should try to pick up Onyewu again, that we picked up on loan a while ago I believe.


You must log in to post a comment.