PHOTO: Newcastle United star Steven Taylor in hospital after surgery, gives update

Steven Taylor has undergone successful surgery on his injured Achilles.

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has confirmed he has had successful surgery on his injured Achilles.

The defender posted a photo of himself in hospital after his operation, adding that he is now looking forward to getting on with the recovery.

Taylor is however not expected to play again this season, having ruptured an Achilles tendon in the 3-3 draw on New Year's Day against Burnley.

He had previously written on Sportlobster: 'Gutted to say I'm going to be out for the season. 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.'

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