Newcastle has received news on injured duo Ryan Taylor and Leon Best, with Taylor's injury not as bad as initially feared while Best will miss "a number of weeks" according to the club.

Taylor suffered an ankle injury in the build-up to Newcastle's first goal against Aston Villa in Sunday's 2-1 win as he was caught by Villa's Stephen Warnock.

The defender was taken off the field on a stretcher but X-rays have revealed no break to his swollen ankle.

But the news was not as good regarding Best, who limped off the field only 14 minutes into the game and will have a scan on his knee on Tuesday.