Next Game

Lusitanos v West Ham

Thursday, 09 July 2015, 18:30

Europa League Qual First Round

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 3 - 0 Lusitanos

Thursday, 02 July 2015, 19:45

Europa League Qual First Round

Taylor on mend after injury

West Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor is hoping to be available for the clash with Chelsea later this month after being knocked unconscious at Stoke on Saturday.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 15:51 Post Comment

Matthew Taylor: West Ham midfielder is helped off the field at Stoke

Matthew Taylor: West Ham midfielder is helped off the field at Stoke

The 31-year-old was caught in the face by Peter Crouch's boot during the first half of the 1-0 win at the Britannia Stadium as the striker attempted an overhead kick.

Taylor was treated quickly by medical staff on the pitch and was able to travel back home with the West Ham club doctor before being assessed again after a period of rest.

"I am not too bad. My head is fine and I am feeling a lot better," Taylor said.

"It is the first time I have been knocked out in my career, or in my life for that matter, that I can recall. I don't remember walking off or anything, which was a bit scary.

"But it was just one of those things and Crouchy clearly didn't mean to do it. There was no malice on his behalf."

The Hammers are not in action this weekend after their Premier League clash with Manchester United was postponed due to the FA Cup quarter-finals, and they next play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday March 17.

"I feel fine and it is just a protocol to follow now to get back training," added Taylor.

"Obviously with no game this weekend, I can take my time and get fit to return to training next week, all things being well."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Guardiola will let Schweini decide future

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has told Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger he can make up his own mind on his future.

Dean Hammond signs new deal with Leicester City

Leicester midfielder Dean Hammond has signed a new contract with the club after his previous deal expired.

Giggs urges youngsters to impress

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has urged the club's youngsters to seize their chance to impress boss Louis van Gaal.

Mail Box

Nani's Failure Still Leaves A Sour Taste

It's a decent afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Paulinho, Nani, the future of women's football and yet more of your annoyances. These will be the last of them...

Media Must Maintain Women's Momentum

England being English was tough luck but the media must build on the increased interest in the women's game. Also, mails on Turan, United aiming too high and BAPs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company