Taylor suffers ankle injury
Steven Taylor has suffered a recurrence of the ankle injury which kept him out of the last two games.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 20/04/09 3:34pm
Steven Taylor has suffered a recurrence of the ankle injury which forced him to miss Newcastle's last two games prior to the Tottenham defeat.
The defender picked up the problem against Arsenal in late March and missed the games against Chelsea and Stoke as a result.
The 23-year-old returned to the starting line-up for the trip to Spurs but was forced off at half-time after the injury flared up again.
Taylor is set to have a scan on Tuesday to give the club a better indication of how long they will be without the former England Under-21 international.
"We felt Steven was ready to start and he'd had a good couple of days' training," manager Alan Shearer told the club's official website.
"But he felt it again and we had to take him off at half-time.
"He'll have a scan on Tuesday so we'll know more then."
The Magpies will be hoping that the injury is not too serious as they head into the run-in four points from safety with five games remaining.