Good news today is that Steven Taylor will resume full training next Tuesday, after giving plenty of time for his thigh injury to fully recover – the one he picked up in the game at reading a few weeks ago.
Steven Taylor – resumes full training next Tuesday
And Steven only just missed returning to the side for the visit of Manchester United last Sunday, but failed a late fitness test so the hope has to be that he’ll be fully ready for our next game at Sunderland.
This is what Steven said on the Newcastle web-site today:
“The main thing for me is being 100% fit for the Sunderland game, and I didn’t want to prepare for that match carrying any little niggles or anything like that.” “The medical staff have been spot on – like they always are – and hopefully taking that little bit of extra time on the injury will enable me to be fit for the game at the Stadium of Light.”
“I’m due back in full training next Tuesday, a full five days before the derby, and until then I’ll keep on top of my fitness and conditioning work while a lot of the lads are away on international duty.” “I’ve been putting in even more 7.30am starts, though I’m used to that following my injury last season. But the good thing is that this time around it’s only a niggle.”
“I’d rather miss one game and be fully fit, because if you play through injuries and carry on you risk missing two, three or four matches.” “I knew there was an international break coming up and that is giving me a bit of extra time to get my body back to normal.”
That’s sensible thinking from the local lad, and hopefully Steven will be lining up alongside captain Fab Coloccini for the Sunderland game, and it’s good that we’re starting to get some of our top players back again from injury.
For the record Steven was born in Greenwich but moved to Tyneside with his Geordie parents when he was just a few weeks old, and has made 215 appearances so far for Newcastle with 13 goals – unlucky for some.
It will good to have him back in the side.
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