Ryan Taylor Will Miss Rest Of The Season


Good news and bad news today about Ryan Taylor’s ACL knee injury – the good news is that the knee is healing well, but with such a serious injury, the bad news is that he is hoping to be back only for pre-season, so he’s basically out for the season, which is a blow to Ryan and a blow to Newcastle.

We could have done with Ryan playing against Sunderland a week Sunday

This is the same injury Michael Owen picked up while playing for England in the World Cup in Germany in June of 2006, and he didn’t return to play for Newcastle until very late the next season, so he was out over ten months.

While the Newcastle medics said the injury was clean, it still takes an awful long time to recover from this type of  very serious injury, and it’s better and safer that Ryan recovers fully before he attempts a comeback.

And it’s also the injury Dan Gosling had when he first arrived at Newcastle,  and Dan only made one sub appearance for Newcastle in his first season on Tyneside, after picking up the injury in March of 2010, while still at Everton.

Taylor injured his ACL in the second leg of the Europa League play-off tie with Atromitos at St. James’ Park in late August,  so it makes sense that he should be ready for pre-season in early July – hopefully.

This is what Ryan said today in the local press:

“It is going well, but I have set myself the target of being back for pre-season. We will see how we go from there.”

And Ryan Taylor’s contract still has two years to run after this season.

It’s a pity Ryan will miss practically this whole season for Newcastle, but that’s what can happen in football, it’s part of the game,  and we look forward to Ryan coming back fit and well next July.

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24 comments so far

  • WWYCD

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Shame for Raylor but I dont consider it a big issue for NUFC tbh for me he is a poor player with some golden free kicks

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Been a massive miss, he’s my favourite player to play for us

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Poor player? Woah no chance, he’s class at RB and LB he’s a golden player

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #4

    What’s the news on Gos and Vuckic?

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  • tequilamag

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #5

    There you go Jesper, just for you Ed makes no mention of Woga at all. Happy days

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Class R/LB? Howay lad his defending is laughable imo doesnt know when to tackle has no idea about positional play and is far too slow to attack

    Poor LB with Colo and Guti covering him horrible RB with Saylor/Willo and Obertan covering him. Nar I stick with my opinion that if u take dead balls out of his game he would be back away to Wigan….plus his eyes are too close together

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Tequila…and I am very happy mate 😉 (I meant no disrespect I hope you know that)

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Jesper
    Whats ur thoughts on Wonga? In fact whats everyones thoughts on Wonga?

    😀

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  • tequilamag

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    No offense taken Jesper.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Yo…we don’t mention ‘He Who Shal Not Be Named’ 🙂

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  • tequilamag

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Such a shame for Taylor hope he recovers from his injury better than Owen did. Wong no I can`t say it.

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Really? He’s so under-rated by you people.. I love his attitude. He’s just class

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    jesper
    Haha sorry lad just seems to be the fun topic of the international break…nice of the fat man to notice that during this gaps we struggle for conversational piece so gives up one every time it rolls around

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    Yo…he never leaves us waiting does he 😀

    …wonder what’s in store for us for Christmas lol

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #15

    The problem with Raylor is that he is not really good in any positions – he can cover many positions, but if we play any kind of 433 which we should be, he just don’t seem to fit in.

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16

    AMEOBI
    Sorry lad but I havent missed him in the slightest so far this season other than his dead balls

    jesper
    Oh I bet he has something up his sleeve…other than a rack of lamb

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Yo…or a Greegs’ Pie 😀 lol

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #18

    Jesper, with injuries and expensions he’s so good for squad, I remember him keeping Simmo out for ages only lost his spot cos he got sent off. He’s a great lad aswell as player

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #19

    Oh well fair to you, you ever met any players? Raylor is the one in group everyone loves, telling you that

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #20

    AMEOBI…there is no doubt about Raylor being a good lad and a model professional; I just wouldn’t buy him nor would I buy Perch (he is a good lad as well and and a model pro :-))

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #21

    AMEOBI
    Are u rating him purely as a squad player then? Do we not have youngsters coming through who offer more than him? Also cant remember him ever keeping Simmo out of his RB spot when fit

    As for him being loved by the squad…am not that bothered whose house he goes round to tea for doesnt mean he offers much on the pitch

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Raylor cant pass, can keep hold of the ball, cant run, cant tackle.
    Simmo can run, cant cross, doesnt lose the ball half as much, is better positionally, stopped 7 goals last season.
    Raylor scored less than Simmo stopped.

    Simmo is the better player, as WWYCD, i dont rate the Raylor.
    Players can be loved despite lack of skill. Shola is loved by many, but is not better than 2/3rds of those who play regularly.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #23

    We can measure our strength as a team by how much or little Ryan plays when fit. Willo, Perchino, Gos and one or two others all fall into the same category and all lovely lads I’m sure. Not the most generous observation I know, but quite true nonetheless.

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  • Honoured2BNUFC

    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #24

    He’s a decent enough player in the fact he can cover several positions and works hard when on pitch. However he is not imo a first team player. It’s a horrible injury and I wish him all the best in his recovery.
    Has anyone heard anything on Vuckic and Gosling? Those kids have had no luck.

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