Steve McClaren has given his press conference this afternoon, for the game against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night and there was another injury shock with Steve Taylor being ruled out for two months with that hamstring injury of his.
In addition to Steven, Papiss Cisse could be ruled out of the Sheffield game, and it seems he was taken off at half-time because of a back injury he picked up in the previous game at West Ham, when he attempted an overhead kick.
Steven Taylor – out for two months
It looks like his back affected him against Watford on Saturday, and he was replaced by Siem de Jong at the half.
Maybe that explains why he was so ineffective in that game?
It´s even more bad news for Steven Taylor who has picked up a series of long-term injuries since January of 2010, and it seems difficult to keep the Whitley Bay lad fit.
Because of his injury problems alone, that´s a good reason we should have brought in another center-back last summer.
This is what McClaren has said about Steven´s injury:
“He had a scan on his hamstring.” “He’s had a small operation to repair the damage and unfortunately it looks like he’ll be out for a couple of months.”
Cisse has had a scan on his back to assess the damage, so we’ll have to wait for the results of that – but the good news is that Aleksandar Mitrovic is back available again for the Chelsea game on Saturday.
This is what Steve has said about the 30 year-old Senegal striker:
“Papiss injured himself when trying an overhead kick against West Ham.”
And two other players picked up knocks on Saturday and are not available for tomorrow night – Jack Colback and Sadio Haidara – but we assume they will be ready for the important home game against Chelsea on Saturday.
Newcastle are having enough problems on the pitch, never mind having more injuries to deal with.
What do you think?