London: Newcastle defender Steven Taylor confirmed on Friday that he will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Taylor sustained the injury during his side`s 3-3 draw with Burnley at St James` Park in the Premier League on Thursday.
The Magpies` caretaker manager John Carver said after the match that he didn`t expect Taylor to play again this term and 28-year-old centre-back used his official personal account on social media website Sportlobster to say: "Gutted to say I`m going to be out for the season.
"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."