Newcastle star thanks supporters on Twitter after returning from injury

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Ryan Taylor offered a somewhat emotional thank you to fans.

The Newcastle United man has returned to training after a long-term knee injury and stated on social media that it was a 'fantastic feeling.'

The 29-year-old has been suffering for almost two years after rupturing his cruciate ligament twice within seven months, and admitted that he turned to Toon legend Alan Shearer for advice during his rehabilitation.

Now, Taylor is back training with the rest of the Magpies squad ahead of the new season and has thanked everyone who supported him through the tough times.


Taylor's next challenge will be to break back into Alan Pardew's first team, and the 29-year-old has received support from former Liverpool and Sunderland winger Jason McAteer.

Taylor is known for his set-piece ability, having scored spectacular free kicks both for and against the Magpies in the past.

At the risk of using a cliche, he could be like a new signing for Pardew's side, whose squad has already been bolstered by the likes of Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback and Siem de Jong this summer.

Taylor had begun training back in April, but this represents the milestone of his first full pre-season since getting injured.

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