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.
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.
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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