It seems that world-famous American knee surgeon Richard Steadman was at the game today at St. James’ Park to watch Ryan Taylor in his comeback game in the Premier league, but it all ended sadly for Ryan – after he had been Newcastle’s best player in the first 30 minutes of the game – and he had to leave the field.
But Ryan has just tweeted on his Twitter account – he’s OK – so that’s great news.
Apparently the American surgeons who did the operation – we assume that was Dr. Stedman – came down to the field as Ryan was coming off and they accompanied him to hospital.
But great news just posted by Ryan on his Twitter account – he’s OK and there’s no damage:
Thank you all for your positive messages. I appreciate them all, just to let you know I have no major problem and I had to come off today.
Just to be on the safe side, I was just gutted to come off, that’s why I got so emotional as I’ve worked so hard to get back. Thanks again.
We assume the results of the scan are in – and they show no damage.
This is what a worried Alan Pardew had said immediately after the game:
“We are sweating, the surgeons were over here from America to see him and have gone to hospital with him. “He feels uncomfortable with his knee so the win is tinged with sadness.”
“He was pulling the strings before he went off.”
Ryan had looked very good in the first 30 minutes, and his deliveries from set plays were very good – something that we have missed since he’s been out with the two ACL injuries.
Ryan tested QPR goalkeeper Green twice with good efforts before he had to leave the field.
Ryan went off quickly – and walked off the field – so that was very smart for him to quickly come off – and there seems to be no damage to the knee.
Newcastle will need to be very careful the way they bring Ryan back into the fold, and maybe some short sub appearances are the best way to go?
And to cap off what has been another great day for Newcastle United – Ryan Taylor is OK.
AND THAT’S GREAT NEWS.
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