There’s been an update on the injury situation with Ryan Taylor and Leon Best today.
Ryan Taylor goes down just before Demba Ba scored yesterday
The Newcastle medical team have further assessed the two players this morning, but Leon Best seems to have suffered some medial ligament damage in his left knee, and as Alan Pardew mentioned yesterday, that’s usually a six week layoff.
The former Coventry and Southampton striker will have a scan on Tuesday on his injured knee, but it is likely he will be out for a number of weeks.
But there’s some encouraging news on Ryan Taylor, that there is no break to his right leg, after he was taken to hospital and X-rayed on it yesterday.
And the further good news today is that it appears after a further inspection by the Newcastle medics, he has suffered only soft tissue damage to the right ankle, and he’s receiving treatment for that at the moment.
And while Ryan may not be ready for the game at Tottenham next Saturday, if there is no further damage found to his ankle, he should be okay for the home game with Wolves on Saturday, 25th February.
In short, it’s not good news for Leon, but it could be very encouraging news for Ryan Taylor, as his injury appeared very bad when he was stretchered off yesterday afternoon with his right leg in a cast.