Update On Ryan Taylor And Leon Best Injuries


An update on the two Newcastle injured players, Ryan Taylor and Leon Best after the game, is that the prognosis will not be fully known for a day or two.

Ryan Taylor – tumbles over after tackle with Stephen Warner
The loose ball went to Demba Ba who smashed it into the net


Ryan Taylor was stretchered off after Demba Ba had scored Newcastle’s first goal after 30 minutes, and his right leg was put into a leg brace as a safety-first procedure, before leaving the pitch.

Ryan was taken to hospital and had an Xray, and the good news is the leg is not broken, but there is a huge swelling on his right ankle,  so it may take a day or two to know exactly how bad that injury is to the versatile Newcastle player, once the swelling subsides.

And Leon Best was taken off with a knee injury after just 12 minutes, and it seems he has some medial ligament damage, so that doesn’t sound too good, but exactly how bad it is, the Newcastle medics don’t know yet.

But there are reports that the Ireland striker could be out for up to six weeks, as both Leon and Ryan were involved in tackles with Stephen Warnock, the Aston Villa left back,  which caused the injuries to the Newcastle players.

Stephen Warnock got into difficulty himself, after a clash of heads in the first half, but after several minutes of treatment, was able to carry on.

This is what manager Alan Pardew said to the BBC after the game:

“I think Leon is okay,” “He’s hurt his medial ligament but we’re hoping he’s going to be okay.”

“Ryan has had an X-ray and there’s no breaks there, but a big swelling on his ankle.”

“So we’re hoping he’s okay because he’s had a fantastic season for us, he really has.”

We’ll have to wait and see what the later news is on both Newcastle players, but it could take a day or two.

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191 comments so far

  • acuna

    Feb 5, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Taylor would be bigger loss considering we have cisse now and we dont have a consistant RM.The biggest downer is Ameobi will see a lot of game time over the next 6 weeks.6 weeks of zero contribution!!!depression.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 5, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Feared for Raylor when he came off, really thought he’d broken his leg so good news that its not as bad as that. Hope Best is not out for too long

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  • santoooooooooon

    Feb 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Bad news of the two injuries… When we have a small squad we need all of our squad players to be fit and ready

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Feb 5, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #4

    hope raylors alreet as i feel hes an integral part of the team although i thort obertan played really well, following on from a good goal against blackburn, as did perch, we need ben arfa in there aswell tho problems problems, good 1s tho

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  • RobertNufc25

    Feb 5, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Any one else think if Ba hadn’t of scored,Stephen Warnock would off been sent off??

    Looked a really bad one like.

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Gutted for Leon and for Raylor but Ba is back scoring goals and he brought a friend….Cisse’s goal is a hell of a hello

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  • Stuart

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Didnt hear it because I watched the match in a pub, but if people booed Ameobi when he came on thats a disgrace.

    What kind of fans boo their own players.

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  • t00ntime

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #8

    we have cover in benny and obertan (for raylor) and shola and lovenkrands (for besT)

    ok best is better then both those but hey.

    the problem is with raylor, he played cm rm lb which means we are missing 3players… no cover in LB postion and CM running short now lol luckily cabaye only has one more game.

    hope the injuires arent too bad but like the cabaye injury we picked up after the subs… maybe a blessing in discguise?

    my team for spuds

    ———————krul—————–
    simmo-williamson–colo—santon
    ben arfa-guthrie–perch—jonas
    ————-Ba———cisse

    replace ben arfa with obertan later in the game for an escape route (can run away and bide us time if we are ahead)

    for next game start cabaye over perch, and use perch to cut them out of the game late on 😉

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  • acuna

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #9

    was on the villa blog after the game.they really dont rate warnock.i can see why.liability!!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #10

    hats off to raylor and perchy theyve been hammered in their time at club looked like both heading for the exits now having kept the heads down worked hard have come out the far side and are really important to our team well done boys.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #11

    When you think that of the team that played today we have Tiote, Cabaye, Saylor and Marveuax to come back , things are really starting to look very good not only from a starting 11 point of view but also from a squad point of view. two or three shrewd signings in the summer with no major departures and we will be close to a Champions League position

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Iv taken a look at the remaining fixtures for us, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool and tried to judge who will win each of their remaining games (a bit sad but hey I’ve nothing else to do on a Sunday) and on first glance it looks like Chelsea have the easier run in and have the best shout of finishing in the top 4, Liverpool have some tough games coming up and are likely to drop a good deal of points before the season is done. with a good run of form we can make a real crack at the top 6!

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  • RobertNufc25

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Warnock used to be a good player,we were always linked with him when he was at blackburn.

    Dont know whats happened to him at Villa.

    I think Mcleish is always gonna have a fight on his hands with that job.The Villa fans have been against him from day one.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #14

    missed the match, but just seen the goals, was working on the ski lift 🙂 but was reading all the updates on here,

    sounded like guthrie had an amazing game, iv always rated him,

    gave my mom to cisse, just for scoring on his first start, hope there will be many more to come,,

    hope the 2 guys get well soon, i may not rate best or a few other of our players, but i wouldnt want any of them to get injuries , taylor was brave,

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  • normag

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #15

    @RobertNufc25

    Yeah, agree! Really hope Taylor will be okay.. Horrible tackle!

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #16

    inconsistency int reffin decisions again i see. how has warnock not seen red for that . he was a mile over the ball with his studs side on . coulda snapped his foot clean off if you see it in slo mo.

    surprised commentary didn’t properly pick up on it at the time.

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  • rharrison

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t comment on this blog usually but I feel it necessary to stick up for shola ameobi. I do not believe the guy is lazy or uncommitted as some of you are stating. The guy has been permanently crocked since Roeder made him play half a season with a hip injury on painkillers. This is why he cant run for long, why he looks lazy. How can a guy that has stayed with the club all his career, plays or his local team and has his own brother coming through not care to play his socks off?
    Wheras I agree he shouldnt be starting every game, he can on occasion score some vital and superb goals or us, especially vs the mackems. He deserves his place in our squad and we should be given more respect.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #18

    I think We’ll finish 7th.

    Unless we lose Colo,then were f*****.

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  • t00ntime

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #19

    @ruddy I think the only teams we will struggle against are: spuds, mackems, gooners, chelski, scousers and sh1ty city

    mackems just because they have became quite a high end average side lol and they will be pumped to finally get one over on us

    I think we will draw against arsenal, spuds and chelsea.
    beat liverpool and mackems

    and lose against chelsea and city

    so from the next 14 games there is 42points left … surely about 25 will be the target (minimum) …

    I would be happy anywhere in top 8 (so long mackems are lower) as that was my before season prediction 😉

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  • Lee Dodd

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #20

    The Ryan Taylor Injury Looked Pretty Bad I Thought well thats him out for the season now with Steven Taylor. Leon Best Didn’t Look to Good. I would Like to Know From The F.A Why Warnock can get away with the bad tackles but Yohan Cabaye does Nothing Near What Warnock did today and Gets No Ban ???

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Demba Ba @dembabafoot
    What a result for the toon army! What do you think about papisto ??????

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Right lads, just back from the game, I was sat just behind the dugout today with the family, I repeatedly heard Ireland saying to Mcleish, fck off, what you want, your being a c@nt etc… Thank got we got rid of him, and as they were coming back out, suposivley zogs called Mcleish a son of a whore.thank god were rid of them.

    Anyway back to us, we were brilliant second half. Cisse’s movement is world class, Guthrie was like a young rob lee, colo immense, santon amaising(better than Jose) Simpson quality, perch very comfortable. Demba brilliant, Jonas and obertoon were very hard working and ba was his normal predator self, and Timmy is te best keeper I have ever seen for our club, so assuring back there.

    Today wasn’t a day for the Ben arfa’s of the world, maybe if we didn’t get the injury to Taylor, he would have come on later in the game, but we needed someone tracking zogs back and I think par diols got his tactics spot on again, perfect subs, he is a very clever manager.

    Disgusted the past week about some of your negativity towards some of our own players, sounds to me like you lot are expecting us to win the league the way you have been criticising the likes of shola, Williamson, perch, raylor etc. this season they have been massive to us. Now some of you are getting on ben arfa’s back. Unbeleivable

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #23

    http://www.readytogo.net/smb/showthread.php?t=670810

    For anyone who wants a good laugh haha bless their socks

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  • RobertNufc25

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #24

    I read something there earlier about Ireland swearing at Mcleish,but Mcleish denied it.

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Lads, really exciting times at NUFC. No S.Taylor, Y. Cabaye, C.Tiote, S.Marveaux and HBA didn’t even get on the pitch, not to mention Vuckic and Abeid chomping at the bit to get in the first team. Really happy supporter atm must admit, i was concerned with our line up today but Perch played really well.

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  • jammylambo

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #26

    @7 stuart i was at the game and i got to tell you that whoever told you there was boos for ameobi coming on , has one hell of a good set of ears. you couldnt hear a thing except rapturous applause for ba coming off.

    unless you heard it yourself , its a silly comment to make tbh.

    from the match 1. hello cisse! 2. warnock needs a ban from the f.a , if cabaye gets a 3 match ban for nothing , warnock should get 6.

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  • nick_9

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Arfa 2 league goals, 3 assists in 5 starts and 8 sub apps.
    Obertan 1 league goal, 3 assists in 16 starts, 4 sub apps.
    Jonas 1 league goal, 2 assists in 23 starts.
    Marveaux 1 assist in 1 start 5 sub apps.

    I think its clear to see who is the most creative in such little playing time. The lad will only get better with time.

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #28

    gotta say over the moon with the result, thought we were really gud second half until we scored, then as per normal brought pressure on ourselves, as most posters have said Guthrie 1st class, Santon and Krul super and the 2 dembas showed us whet weve been missing.

    Still lucky to come away with 3 points and Krul was brilliant AGAIN, the lad is so solid, cant remember the last mistake he made. Willo and Simpson are a car crash waiting to happen however and if somehow we get to the end of the season without shipping another boat load of goals ala Fulham i will be very surprised.

    Ben Arfa is not playing as Pardew doesnt trust simpson to look after himself so has to play Raylor/Obertan to babysit him, swap Santon over and play Fergy LB, this will also give us potential to whip balls into the box for our deadly duo, plus inject a bit more pace into the back four, think willo and simpson have lead in their boots.

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  • t00ntime

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #29

    those sunderland bloggers are pretty stupid… he looked good all game… linked up great with ba. He was unlucky that when he shot some guy took it off him just before he acutally got it off.

    but he definatly was not sh1Te all game like they were saying… there just jealous they dont have a good striker and we have 2

    infact dont they only have 2 good players? sessengon and larrsson :S

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #30

    WWJBD

    Them Mackem’s never learn. They are worse then thick tbh haha.

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  • boater

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Geordie Gerrard/Rharrison – Good posts.

    In his post match interview Pardew was saying how he owes it to the players who have been involved recently to keep faith with all of them. A real mark of class management.

    The sniping on here is totally depressing – things are rosy, stable and exciting – yet it’s as if people want to go back to the days of acrimony,booing and knee jerk fan petulance.

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  • Klatoon

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Yeah,Ireland,Nzogbia and Petrov all had exchanges with McLeish. I think his job is almost becoming impossible,fans hate him and players dont respect him.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Fair play to Perch after all the stick the guy has took.

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Totally agree np booing for shloa coming on and also never really heard much booing for obertan, think majority of crowd hav supported him all year, maybe a few groans but defo no booing, dont know why people come out with this, it just makes us all look bad.

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  • t00ntime

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #35

    dont understand how people were all happy about man utd’s performance :S out of the 6 goals
    2 were OG
    2 were bad penalties (never shud of been)

    and the other 2 looked nice but the performance of man utd wasnt worthy of anything never mind all this praise, even when they started scoring the still looked poor also scholes and giggs misplaced almost every pass from what I saw :S and they are getting praise for been the best in england … just wait for cabaye and tiote to play again… lol

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #36

    ee aye ee aye oo up the premier league we go ha ha its years since i could sing that with belief

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  • bambams

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #37

    I cant recall any other debutant scoring such a wonderful goal since Shearer’s first (that freekick against Wimbledon) on his debut at St James pk.

    I thought Cisse looked a bit like Andy Cole- IMO and he certainly strikes a ball cleanly.

    Guthrie was so involved and always making himself available. My mom

    This was a massive win, we have back to back wins again and although Spuds will be difficult if we can pass to a black and white shirt better than we did today we will have a good chance.

    Not the best performance, individual skill from two very good players in scoring the goals and an assured display from Krul went a long way to the three points.

    I might be nit picking here but the result papers over some very poor passing at times.

    Still extremely pleased though

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Haha I know though I take no credit for finding it I got it from twitter but it made me laugh

    Didnt see the match but I read through the live texting and he sounded like a heck of a player

    Fact of the matter is Sunderland will never rate Cisse because, not being too cruel here, but he was all geared to join them until NUFC’s name came up and he came to us. Am sure some would do the same if it was the reverse

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  • nick_9

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Cheick the toastie I agree. I think a pardew is concerned more so about how Simpson will handle the added pressure with Arfa playing. Let’s be honest the lad isnt the most composed with the ball, he’s certainly better at his defensive duties than his attacking too. Before the Senegal boys came back we didn’t really keep hold of the ball well anyway so with Ben Arfa playing the games got a bit scrappy. I think with Ba and Cisse holding it up Arfa would do better, as he would with cabaye and tiote playing. I think the lad is a starter. Whilst obertans performance was good today honestly did he put a good ball in the box? He still seems more obsessed with doing stepovers than actually beating the man or putting a ball in. I’m only judging him because he could be so much better which frustrates me.

    Did Ed delete an article regarding injury updates?

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 5, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #40

    rharrison #17 Well said Stroller is not as bad as everyone says he is a local lad & should be given 100% support by the fans. We are a really fickle lot

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