Ryan Taylor Out For Rest Of The Year


We didn’t know how bad Ryan Taylor’s right knee was when he left the field on Saturday after about 30 minutes of play, but he tweeted later that night that he was OK – but that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t picked up an injury.

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Commiserations from Barton and Dunne as Ryan Taylor has to go off

The Chronicle today are reporting that Ryan did injure his right knee,  but that the injury is not serious and he will be out for a matter of weeks, but is expected back in January, so at least it’s not another one of those long term injuries for the 30 year-old utility player.

We had inferred from Ryan’s positive tweets on Saturday night that he was OK – but it looks like he did pick up an injury to the knee – but what that specifically is has not yet been revealed.

On physioroom.com Ryan is listed with a knee injury with no return date, and Newcastle are at the top on the injury league with 12 injuries. 🙁

This is what Ryan tweeted on Saturday night:

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.

The game on Saturday was Ryan’s first Premier League start in 32 months, and he was probably the best player on the field in those first 30 minutes, so it was a pity he had to go off.

And because of the emotion he showed most Newcastle fans thought the worst – and that it was another serious injury – and it certainly affected our players through to half time.

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Dr. Richard Steadman – Ryan’s surgeon

The world-renowned surgeon who operated on Ryan in Vail, Colorado – Dr. Richard Steadman  – had been invited by Ryan to attend  the game – and Steadman accompanied him to the hospital to have the scan.

So at least Dr. Steadman now understand how good a player Ryan is – after that impressive 30 minutes – and he was also our Man of the Match at Manchester City – so he still has a job to do for Newcastle.

We still need to hear officially from the Newcastle medics what the injury is and how long he will be out – but it seems to be a matter of weeks rather than months – and that’s good news for Newcastle United and good news for Ryan Taylor.

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11 comments so far

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Fantastic player, got a feeling he’s gonna be very injury prone. Premiership mite be to much for him

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  • mag92

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Raylor is a tough competitor, he’ll be back!

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  • funguswatty

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #3

    seems The Chronicle might be putting two and two together and coming up with 8 as they still banned are they not until it on official site i wont judge story

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  • Graeme

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    For the sake of his long term health, it may be time to take up a “Coaching” Role. He has a huge amount to offer as he showed when he was recovering from his last injury.

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  • mag92

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Once Santon, Coloccini, Saylor, Riviere, Obertan, Arrons, Abied, Tiote and De Jong are back for the second half of the season and a couple are signed. Marvellous!

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  • LGFUAD21

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Responses to a few comments two threads back.

    Anita cant play defensive mid in the prem because he was never a defensive midfielder. I dont understand why people seem to still think he is.

    Also I dont think we were any more defensive (I dont like the term negative) now than we were when we were loosing.

    Injuries may have forced the changes but I think even Pardew can now see what we do better now.

    Aarons, Sammy and Obertan showed that we needed to be more direct with our attacking rather than trying to pass through teams.. In being more direct they freed up more space for the striker whereas before we kept possession well but team found it easy to limit the space in the final third and we lacked the players able to play in those conditions.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Mag

    Now that we have depth in the team and in 5th place, fat boy will never sign anybody in January

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  • mag92

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Whickham may be signed!

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  • Spoof

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #9

    from previous thread

    Do not let Armstrong go out on loan, these kids coming through when given a chance are proving to be better than the tried and tested of the past.

    So far this season we have had Saylor get injured but Dummett partnered Colo with Haidara playing left back which kept Willo out, Willo only got back in due to Colo also getting injured, but initially using Dummett’s versatility to allow Haidara play rather than Willo was a great decision.

    Abeid rather than Anita has also paid dividends as Mehdi is already twice the player that Anita is and he will only get better, youth ahead of the expected again was a good decision.

    Obertan got injured against Liverpool, I was gutted as he has done really well and looking at the bench I was certain that Gouffran who offers very little would come on, but no it was Aarons, again trusting the youth to do better, and again as with (not)Willo and Abeid it was the right call.

    Perez has been on fire, but sitting on the bench waiting for their turn was Ferrayra and Cisse, a Cisse who had played and scored midweek for Senegal, but Perez rightly kept his place and again we won.

    So often Pardew has not done “the norm” but has won matches due to trusting the kids, so why change that philosophy with Armstrong, Perez at some stage will need a break, we are down to just two wingers with Obertan and Aarons being out, Perez would be a shoe in for that role, he often played it for Tenerife, let him do it here if needs be and allow Armstrong the Perez role in the middle.

    Pardew has done well of late, don’t spoil it by allowing Armstrong to go out on loan, I’d rather Riviere go out on loan to acclimatise to the English game, as I feel that is all he needs as I do think he could be a real asset.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #10

    True mag. Wickham only chance of a transfer as he will be close to free

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Spoof agree with you. Sending Riviere away on loan would be much more wiser than armstrong. Armstrong can pick up experience in premiership around the team, and Riviere could come back like a new signing.

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