STEVEN Taylor has spoken for the first time since suffering a season-ending injury.
The Newcastle United defender ruptured his Achilles tendon in yesterday’s 3-3 draw against Burnley at St James’s Park.
Taylor will undergo an operation next week and won’t be fit until the start of next season.
Writing on Sportlobster, the 28-year-old said: “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.
“Thanks to everyone who sent nice messages on here, appreciate the support.”