NEWCASTLE United defender Steven Taylor underwent an operation on his ruptured Achilles tendon in London yesterday.
The 28-year-old will miss the rest of the season with the injury, but was happy to hear the surgery was a success.
Taylor – who suffered the injury against Burnley on New Year’s Day – posted on Sportlobster: “Had successful surgery on my Achilles in London (yesterday). All done now and on the road to recovery! #NUFC”
In Taylor’s absence, Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson are Newcastle’s only available senior centre-backs, although Paul Dummett is also adept at playing in the position.