Taylor set to miss rest of season
Newcastle have confirmed that defender Steven Taylor is likely to miss the rest of the season.
Taylor sustained an Achilles injury during Newcastle's 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday and there were fears the problem would be serious in the aftermath.
Having undergone tests, it has now been announced that he will undergo surgery and is unlikely to play again in the current campaign.
A club spokesman said: "Steven sustained an Achilles injury yesterday at the end of our game with Chelsea. After medical assessment, he will be having surgery tomorrow and it is likely he will be out for the rest of the season."
Fellow centre-back Fabricio Coloccini also limped off during the defeat to Chelsea as he suffered a thigh strain and he could miss the trip to Norwich on Saturday.