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Taylor relief for Toon, Best blow

February 6, 2012
By ESPN staff
Newcastle United striker Leon Best faces six weeks out with a knee injury, but manager Alan Pardew has been boosted by the news that Ryan Taylor's injury was not as bad as he originally feared.

Taylor sparked concerns that he had broken his leg after he was stretchered off with his leg in a splint in Newcastle's 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Pardew revealed the midfielder had not suffered a fracture, but had a "big swelling on the leg" after suffering soft tissue damage ...

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