Some really bad news today that Steven Taylor has suffered a knee injury in training this morning, and is now doubtful for the massive game with Benfica tomorrow night.
Steven Taylor – injured this morning in training
This is not good news and we suppose that if Steven cannot play it will be a chance for big Mike Williamson to get a game for Newcastle, but the Newcastle defense has to be at their very best tomorrow night – if we have any chance of going through to the Europa League semi-finals.
James Perch can also play at center-back, but we’re not sure he’s available after missing the game against Fulham on Sunday.
It seems that Steven cannot play too many games without picking up an injury – but we think if James Perch is available he will probably partner Yanga-Mbiwa in central defense, and the two of them have played well before for Newcastle in Europe.
There’s no more news about how serious the knee injury is, and whether he will also miss the upcoming Sunderland game on Sunday, but here’s yet another case where a top player at the club is injured in training.
It seems to have happened far too many times this season, and Cheick Tiote is still out after picking up an injury a week or so ago in training.
Note: For those attending Thursday’s game (and Sunday too) please bring your scarves to the the game, as there is an effort to recreate the atmosphere at Alan Shearer’s testimonial, and hopefully inspire our lads to two famous wins.
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