Ryan Taylor is training at the moment and its non competitive according to Pardew, and that probably means it’s non contact right now, but Ryan is expected to resume full training in about three weeks time – and Newcastle are right to be very careful with Ryan’s comeback – after what happened a year last April, when he was coming back from his first ACL knee injury and the knee went for a second time. 🙁
Ryan Taylor – after scoring wonder goal at Sunderland
That was almost exactly three years ago
That was absolutely tragic for the former Wigan player, but we are hoping it will not be too long before we see Ryan back playing for Newcastle again – and certainly the Liverpool lad has shown tremendous courage and fortitude over the last two years.
Alan Pardew gave this mini-injury update today:
“Ryan is training but it’s non competitive if that makes sense.”“So he’s still three weeks from full training.”
“Siem has trained all week, he’s worked hard and will be in the squad.¨ “Cheicky has just started to run.¨ “We think he’s all clear now.¨ “So that’s good news.”
There was some bad news about Davide Santon, that he will still be out for three more months with his injured knee, and we’re not sure of the status of Curtis Good – as the promising young Australian is recovering from a hip operation he had in the summer.
And it seems Cheick Tiote should be fit for our next PL game at home to Crystal Palace a week tomorrow – always assuming he’s still at Newcastle by then.
And we think there is very decent chance that Newcastle can get one or two more players through the door in this transfer window, but they may come in over the final two days of the window.
And Alan made a good point that Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley delivered the players early, so they all had some pre-season games, and are quite well set in the team:
“One of the points I have made to Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley, it’s important for new players to come in quickly.” “We did that and I’m pleased with that.”
It should not take too long now for them to acclimatize to things, and a full six players made their competitive debuts for Newcastle last Sunday, and the side played well too – especially in the second half when we had Manchester City almost on the ropes.
Almost is the proper word – but from a City perspective the defense did well to hang on as they did, although we missed our chances.
Maybe we can get that first league win tomorrow at Villa Park in the early kick-off game at 12:45?
And then we are at Gillingham in the League Cup (Capital One Cup) on Tuesday night.
Note: Paul Lawson is a NUFC season ticket holder living in Birmingham, and wonders if there are any other season ticket holders in the area, so they can share the car expenses to Newcastle – you can contact Paul at 07969296054.
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