Ryan Taylor set for knee ligament operation

The versatile Newcastle midfielder will undergo more surgery, which is expected to rule him out of the entire 2013-14 Premier League campaign, having already been out since August
Newcastle midfielder Ryan Taylor flew to Denver on Wednesday to undergo surgery on his right knee, which has left him sidelined since August 2012.

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The long-suffering Magpies man will visit Dr Richard Steadman, a frequent medic to football stars, to receive treatment on his anterior cruciate ligament following a calamitous injury in April, picked up just as he finally neared a long-awaited return to action.

Taylor has been out of action since August and is set to miss the entire of 2013-14 as well in recovery from the operation.

"Loads asking if I'm going to see Dr Steadman, I sure am," he wrote on Twitter.

"I'm over to have my ACL repaired again. Then the recovery begins to get back. Lets do this!"

The former Wigan midfielder has suffered an injury-plagued career, having once broken his leg playing against Newcastle in a reserve match in 2006, his first match back following a fractured metatarsal.

Taylor's last appearance for the Magpies was in their 1-0 win over Greek side Atromitos in a Europa League qualifier on August 30.