Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor confirms he is out for two weeks with latest knee injury

Fears were that Taylor had suffered a far more serious knee problem against QPR at the weekend.

Newcastle United continued their excellent recent form by defeating QPR at St James Park at the weekend.

It was another day to celebrate for the Toon Army who are finally in top gear but despite the major positives to take from the game it was not all roses for Newcastle.

One of their big boosts in recent weeks has been the return to action of Ryan Taylor. The utility man had been out of action for 26 months with recurring knee problems. He has struggled with the injuries throughout his career and has battled in vein for comebacks on numerous occasions.

It looked like this might have been the final comeback for Taylor, seemingly he had put his injury woes behind him.

That is not the case.

He limped out of action after clutching his knee and there will be genuine fears that after a scan, which he is set to have this week, it may be a long time before Newcastle fans see Taylor in action again.

The fears were that if this was serious, his career was over.

But Taylor has now put those fears to bed by confirming that he is only going to be out of action for a couple of weeks.

He confirmed the news on his official account on sport social network site Kicca:

"So happy to be given the news it's just a couple of weeks to my return. Can't wait to get over this slight injury an look to push on an get back in the team."

Newcastle fans will be pleased to hear one of their club favourites is on the mend after serious fears over his fitness.

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