Newcastle’s Steven Taylor ruled out for three months

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is expected to miss the first three months of the new season with a shoulder injury

steven taylor

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is expected to miss the first three months of the new season with a shoulder injury.

The 24-year-old played his first game since March in a pre-season friendly against Carlisle on 17 July, but lasted only 34 minutes before being forced off with a dislocated shoulder.

“It’s a blow for us because it was done early in pre-season, but also for him,” said Newcastle boss Chris Hughton.

“He now has to set his mind on recovery and getting himself back fit.”

This is the second time in Taylor’s career that the defender has suffered a shoulder dislocation.

The blow of losing Taylor, who was allegedly involved in a training ground fracas with team-mate Andy Carroll in March of last year, has been softened by news of the signing of Sol Campbell yesterday.

Brighton and England defender Ben White (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
Arsenal closing in on deal for England defender Ben White - report
Spain legend Sergio Ramos (Photo: @sergioramos / Instagram)
'I'm shocked': Steve Nicol reacts to Man United link to Sergio Ramos
Timo Werner
Thomas Tuchel makes decision about future of Timo Werner - report
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC have no plans to sell Kostas Tsimikas this summer - report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Craig Burley predicts where Man United will finish next season
Brighton and England defender Ben White (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
Arsenal closing in on deal for England defender Ben White - report
Spain legend Sergio Ramos (Photo: @sergioramos / Instagram)
'I'm shocked': Steve Nicol reacts to Man United link to Sergio Ramos
Timo Werner
Thomas Tuchel makes decision about future of Timo Werner - report
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC have no plans to sell Kostas Tsimikas this summer - report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Craig Burley predicts where Man United will finish next season
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature