Bad news today as Newcastle suffer yet another injury, and this time it’s very serious, as Steven Taylor has ruptured his Achilles and he is out for the season, and may be lucky to be ready for pre-season.
Steven Taylor – out for the season
Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver has just talked to the press, and said that Steven Taylor will likely to miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The 28-year-old had scored the first goal today after 15 minutes from a Jack Colback corner, but then he had to leave the field in the second half and was replaced by Mike Williamson.
We only had two experienced goalkeepers to start the season, and we only have three experienced center-backs since we let Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa leave on a season long loan to Roma.
And now we only have Fab Coloccini and Mike fit, with Curtis Good possibly available soon, after playing a practice game earlier in the week.
Newcastle may have to go into the January transfer market and bring in a decent center-back – and Mike Ashley will just have to fork out the money.
We are only 10 points above the relegation zone and it’s about time owner Mike Ashley strengthened the squad in both quality and quantity.
But we’ve been saying that for over seven years now.
We’ll not even mention we are also one striker short, since we never replaced Loic Remy in the summer, and now Papiss Cisse is away for at least six weeks at the African Cup of Nations – so our squad is just too small.
This injury to Steven is more bad news for Newcastle.
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