Newcastle’s Steven Taylor to miss the rest of the season through injury

BLOW ... Steven Taylor.
BLOW ... Steven Taylor.

STEVEN Taylor is out for the rest of the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

The defender suffered the injury in this afternoon’s 3-3 home draw against Burnley.

And it leaves caretaker manager John Carver short of options at the back.

“It looks like Steven has ruptured his Achilles tendon,” said Carver.

“It’s not the one he did previously, so I think that’s probably him until the end of the season.”

Luckless Taylor has been beset by a series of injuries over the past five years.

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