Ryan Taylor is doing well in rehabilitating from his serious ACL knee injury, and he is three weeks away from full training, and of course Ryan would like to get back before the end of the season,
Ryan Taylor in August – after suffering serious knee injury
But we’d be surprised if manager Alan Pardew uses him this season, and Pardew will probably give the Liverpudlian another six weeks of recovery time ,and have him start pre-season training in early July – all ready to go for next season – when our squad should be very strong.
Taylor has been out since late August ,after damaging his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in the home Europa League tie against Atromitos – and that was the start of Newcastle’s injury problems.
Ryan talked today in the Shields Gazette about his rehabilitation:
“It’s been quite a successful rehab – I’m about three weeks off full training,” “Then I’ll hopefully look to catch the back end of the season.” “The Sunderland game’s one that does catch the eye, but is it an unrealistic target? I don’t know. It’s touch and go.”
“When I did it, if you’d said I’d have a chance of being back before the end of the season, I’d have snapped your hand off.” “It’s been down to pure hard work. I’ve got three weeks of hard work, and I’ll be buzzing to be back in.”
And Ryan went to the twitter airwaves after the game on Sunday, and said that McManaman’s tackle on youngster Massadio Haidara was a s***house tackle – and he was right about that.
But the news in the last couple of days has been extremely encouraging, and Massadio has sustained no knee ligament damage, so he may be out only a matter weeks – and that’s almost a miracle.
This is what Ryan said about that tackle – that went unpunished by the spineless FA:
“I was disappointed, and I wasn’t the only one, because you don’t want to see those tackles in the game.” “If people are getting away with them, what does that tell you?
“The main thing now is to get Sadio fit. I’ve seen him, and he seems quite upbeat in himself. Hopefully, he’ll be back soon.”
We hope to see Massadio again before the end of the season, and the lad will get a fantastic reception from the Newcastle fans – who seems to have taken to the lad big time – and Massadio has also seen how loyal and supportive Newcastle fans are to those men who wear the famous black and white shirt.
We don’t expect to see Ryan before the end of the season, but we’ll have both these players ready for pre-season in July, and our squad could be the strongest it’s been for many years.
And that’s good.
And please sign this petition to get the FA to do their job, following their disappointing decision to do nothing about McManaman’s tackle on Massadio Haidara on Sunday – many thanks.
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