There was confirmation yesterday that 24 year-old Steven Taylor will be out of action for three months as the defender recovers from surgery on his dislocated shoulder.
Steven Taylor – out until early November
It’s bad news for the Newcastle youngster who will play very few games in 2010 after only just recovering from a knee ligament operation in January.
And Chris Hughton talked about Steven’s latest injury yesterday:
“We’re looking at three months, which is a big blow for us and for Steve.” He missed the second part of last season through injury and to continue that into this season is a major disappointment.”
“We have lost a very good player in a vital position.” “It’s something we have to deal with and hopefully he’ll be involved in a large number of games for the remainder of the season on his return.”
Steven will be very frustrated that this has happened as the Greenwich-born youngster was looking forward to getting back into the Newcastle team, and helping them survive and maybe even do reasonably well next term.
But this is football and what almost every player has to put up with at some stage in his career.
Just ask Alan Shearer, who had two or three lengthy spells out through serious injury – but he still had one magnificent career.
733 first class games and 379 goals!
So Steven can take some encouragement from that.