Newcastle Injury Update – Things Starting To Look A Lot Better

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.

Comments always welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Oct 21, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Would be even better if Ben Arfa was back 🙁

    oh and does anyone know how much a junior ticket for the Arsenal (H) game is in the carling cup? I know adult tickets are £20 however i’d like to take my nephew aswell

    Much appreciated

  • dougski

    Oct 21, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #2

    i dont understand the statement ‘will be like a new signing’ lol he will be a new signing

  • dougski

    Oct 21, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #3

    and btw ed i have got to admit your articles are absolutely superb i dont care if people say about sometimes jumping the gun or overreacting to me that shows what you are first and foremost a true newcastle supporter and i think the blogs you do are absolutely fantastic, nowhere else can you get as much info and up to date stories as you give so keep it up ed brilliant!

  • Alinufc

    Oct 21, 2010 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #4

    has anyone seen that de jong is captainin city tonight shouldnt be playing!! how can he be a good role model when he cant even say sorry for breaking a guys legs!

  • john_cena163

    Oct 21, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #5

    City must loose ,sum1 break de jongs leg plz

  • jimiley

    Oct 21, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Injuries are getting better, shame about the football. Wigan game stank the place out. But its early days, lets see where we are at Easter before we call for any managerial changes. Or is that too late?

  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Oct 21, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #7

    De Jong is a disgrace to football.

    30 minutes into the game and he’s gone in two footed with force. Get him out of football.

  • baro

    Oct 21, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #8

    When Stevy Taylor was fit he was more than our best defender out there. I love the true Geordie Boy! He is awesome! I’m more than sure he will take Williamson spot or be put at Right Back.



    That right there will be unstoppable!

  • Solaidback

    Oct 21, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Gosling may be our only new player in Jan if the rumours are to be believed.. 🙁

    Baro, you’re mauppet, S.Taylor hasn’t really been missed these past few months, if he doesn’t sign the new contract, he can frak off where someone else will pay him over the top wages instead of sucking the life out of us, he’s an average defender who makes way too many mistakes to expect better wages than others imo!!!

  • Thump

    Oct 21, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #10

    S. Taylor most certainly isn’t an “average” defender; Perch is an average defender (and that’s when he’s on his a-game!) and none of our back line (outside of Jose) really try to get up front and have shots on goal.

    How many clearances did you see from S. Taylor in our relegation season? He did a few last season iirc. Maybe he was to blame for some of them even getting that far but at least he tries to make up for it (unlike a certain little right footed hobbit we all know and love…).

    He also knows how to block a good shot with his face. Unfortunately that’s something Perch won’t do – I’d bloody love to see a Rooney powered shot in his mush.

  • Thump

    Oct 21, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #11

    How many off-the-line clearances*


  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Taylor gets way too much stick. Why?

    Because of rumours. It’s laughable really…

  • kevymartins

    Oct 21, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #13

    No offence lawds buh im just sick of defending perch..The fact is he’s just pure manure..I would give his spot to stevey quicker than a hick up

  • petey

    Oct 21, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Steven Taylor at right back…..hmm, would be interesting, we’ve seen him enjoy going forward..why not.

    and although williamson hasnt convinced me either, id rather see an out of practice centre back playing right back than keep watching perch play week in week out…. isnt about time hughton rested him?

  • petey

    Oct 21, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Plus with taylor we have a second goalie. The amount of times this guy has got away with handball is amazing if i recall correctly.

  • baro

    Oct 22, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #17

    I really hope Rooney goes to West Australia that fat piece of sh!t! Hate him so much!

  • baro

    Oct 22, 2010 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #18

    Newcastle scouts watching Israelian striker Itay Shechter according to Daily Mail………..

  • dougski

    Oct 22, 2010 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #19

    i would think its going to b r.taylor on right mid soon for a spell as routledge needs more competition and guthrie cant cut it there, and you havel tayls and simpson battling it for rb which i would have to say for this season taylor and probs next season if he stays he’ll move bk to cb as campbell will move more into a coaching role and it been between williamson colo and tayls. i would love to see les ferdinand given the chance to assist houghton they were together at spurs and would be perfect someone like that to come in give some attacking thoughts into the place!!

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Oct 22, 2010 at 4:24 AM

    Comment #20

    Doug,I can recall you saying Play Ryan Taylor at Right Back,So why the change now ?

  • baro

    Oct 22, 2010 at 5:04 AM

    Comment #21

    I will you guys now that Ioannis Fetfatzidis a 19 year old Greek player who plays for Olympiakos will become one of the top players in the world in a couple of years. An awesome youngster who if you watch is improving game by game every time. He just recently got his first international call up and came on looking fabulous. Wish we can sign him. If we are trying to copy Arsenal model we really need to sign some of the top youngsters out there. We have a brilliant academy now but need more most of them are knocking on the first team door already.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 22, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #22


    We need brilliant coaches as well.

  • Bucks mag

    Oct 22, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #23

    Turkish Magpie – I would have said £5-8 for a junior, it’s £10 for a student.

  • Rowan Milsted

    Oct 22, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #24

    I don’t understand the Taylor-bashing here- I think S Taylor is our best defender and I can’t wait to get him back.

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #25


    I always say that but everybody here hates him


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