Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season.
“Gutted to say I'm going to be out for the season,” the Englishman wrote on Sportlobster.com on Friday. “I ruptured my Achilles in the last game. Thankfully it wasn't the one I did a few years ago.
“I'll have an operation on it on Wednesday but won't make it back now for the rest of this season. I know what to do in the rehab from last time and will come back fitter and stronger than before.
“Thanks to everyone who sent nice messages on here, appreciate the support. Tayls.”
Following the news, Newcastle fans took to social networking site Twitter to have their say on Taylor’s injury. Below are the best reactions.
Steven Taylor has come back stronger than before so many times now I expect him to come back as paulo maldini #nufc— Matthew Winn (@Winaldinho) January 3, 2015
Gutted that Steven Taylor's out for the rest of the season, my fave #nufc— Gemma Johnson (@Gemmacara) January 2, 2015
Massive blow to lose Steven Taylor for the season after achilles rupture confirmed. He never seems to get any luck with injuries. #nufc— Toon Stew (@toonarmyblog) January 2, 2015