Taylor Blow

Last updated : 16 November 2005 By Footy Mad - Editor
The 19-year-old obviously missed England Under-21’s superb match against France last night, and Graeme Souness has confirmed a likely lay-off of around eight weeks.

Graeme Souness: "It's a blow to us. The specialist says he will be out longer than first anticipated, so that's bad news.

“It's eight to ten weeks from when he did it, but I'm confident he may be back before that. He's a young lad and younger lads are quick healers. It's a shame for him as he was in possession of the shirt, but these things happen.

"We have got quality players to come in from the squad when we lose players through injury, and that's what will happen here."

The Under-21s put up a brave fight but lost 2-1 last night, and France will join Italy and Germany (who also qualified last night) in the finals in the summer.