Injury woe for Ryan Taylor

  • Last Updated: August 31 2012, 20:48 BST

Newcastle have announced Ryan Taylor will be unavailable for selection for "several months" as a result of his knee injury.

Ryan Taylor: Injury blow

The versatile 28-year-old sustained the problem after an awkward landing in Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Atromitos.

Taylor on Friday afternoon underwent a scan and the assessment confirmed the worst news for the player and Newcastle.

A statement read: "Ryan Taylor will be ruled out for several months after suffering a knee injury during Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Atromitos."

The statement added: "Everyone at club wishes the popular player well in his recovery from the injury."