Newcastle defender Steven Taylor was supposed to start training again last Monday, but it turns out that a minor calf problem put his training resumption date back by one week.
Steven Taylor – resumes training on Monday – good
So Steven is expected back in training next Monday, and none too soon either, as we need Steven’s experience and skill in the Newcastle defense this season.
Newcastle manager has said more than once that he’s anxious to keep Steven at the Newcastle club, and the local lad still has to sign his new contract, and if doesn’t he will become a free agent next summer. We really hope Steven will sign his new contract and soon too.
This is what manager Chris Hughton had to say to Sky Sports News today:
“He will start training on Monday and then for him, it will be very much how quickly he can get through,” He has done a lot of cardio-vascular work and his rehab, but it was just slowed down a little bit last week.”
“He had a slight problem with his calf, which he has come through, so we are just looking to see what progress he can make from Monday onwards.”
And we heard in the last day or so that Sol Campbell is not available for the game at West Ham on Saturday, and both Sol and Steven will not travel to London, but continue with their medical treatment in Newcastle instead.
Chris talked about Campbell’s slight injury:
“Sol has had a slight problem with his thigh which has been a little bit frustrating,” “He will be training next Monday and that being the case, it will make it touch and go for the midweek game.”
“But I would certainly be hopeful for the Sunderland game on the Sunday.” “It has been a little bit of a frustrating time, but hopefully we have got to the bottom of it.”
And as we reported yesterday, the news on veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper is really good, as Steve could be back in as little as 4 weeks time, after the surgeon examined the shoulder and indicated that everything was going just fine with his recovery.
Chris talked about Steve:
“He is making a very, very good recovery,” “The timescale at this moment is about four weeks, unless I hear anything different today, which will be better news.”
“But he has made a very good recovery and I expect him to come back in very good shape.”
There’s three excellent players in Steven, Sol and Steve, and once we can get them all fit again, they will be fighting for starting positions, so looking on the bright side, our injuries are all starting to clear up quite nicely.
And Newcastle fans should get their first glimpse of Dan Gosling in January, when he is due back from his very serious knee injury, and Dan will be like a new signing for Newcastle in January.
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