Newcastle United have announced that Ryan Taylor has suffered a further cruciate knee injury.  The 28 year old had injured his knee in a Europe League qualifier last August against Greek club Atromitos.  After going through surgery soon after and undergoing rehabilitation over the last eight months this is a depressing blow for the Liverpool born full back.

This latest injury will rule Taylor out for at least the majority of the 2013/14 season if not the full campaign.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said: “Ryan has worked so hard and diligently since his injury.  He has been a model patient and has given his all to ensure he could return to full training in the best condition possible.  Clearly everyone at the club is deeply saddened by this news.

Pardew added: “Ryan has, and will continue to, receive the full support of everyone at Newcastle United during this difficult time for him.”

Further injury news suffered by Pardew’s side was that of goalkeeper Tim Krul who dislocated his shoulder in the reversal against Paolo Di Canio’s resurgent Sunderland side in last Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby.  He will undergo surgery on Monday and will miss Newcastle’s crucial run in.