It’s good that Newcastle have just signed Sol Campbell, because official news today that Steven Taylor will be out until the end of October ( a full 3 months) with his shoulder injury.
Steven Taylor – big blow for Newcastle
We had reported over the weekend that unofficial news was reporting he would be out until that time, but it’s now official, with the Newcastle medical staff ruling him out until the end of October.
Taylor was injured during the Newcastle friendly at Carlisle on Saturday, July 17th, and the defender had only just recovered from his serious knee injury from the game in January against WBA, and indeed it was his first game back.
A Newcastle club statement was issued today:
“Newcastle United can confirm that Steven Taylor is expected to be sidelined for three months.”
“Steven has had surgery on his left shoulder which he dislocated at Carlisle and after further assessment of the injury in the past week the medical bulletin is that it will be a three month period of rehabilitation.”
As we said, it will be good that Sol is available to play in central defense, and when Steven does return he could well find himself playing right back at Newcastle, in a back four of Taylor (S) Campbell Coloccini Enrique.