Newcastle's Taylor suffers ruptured Achilles

Newcastle, England ( - Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor confirmed on Friday he will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Taylor suffered the injury on Thursday during the Magpies' thrilling 3-3 draw with Burnley. He opened the scoring at St. James' Park, but was substituted just after the hour mark, having landed awkwardly following a headed clearance.

"Gutted to say I'm going to be out for the season," he posted on his official account. "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."

Taylor's injury is the latest in a string of setbacks for Newcastle as top- choice goalkeeper Tim Krul, backup 'keeper Rob Elliot and midfielder Siem de Jong are already out of action.