The worst fears for Rob Elliot have been confirmed as the knee injury he suffered yesterday caused major damage to his ACL and will end his season, keeping him out of action for a minimum of six months.
Newcastle United have been given another tough blow as goalkeeper Rob Elliot was stretchered off with a significant knee injury while playing for Republic of Ireland today.
Newcastle suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Everton in the final seconds of stoppage time following a miscue from goalkeeper Rob Elliot in the box.
Rob Elliot, who was a question mark during the week with a thigh complaint, has been deemed fit by Steve McClaren to play against AFC Bournemouth tomorrow.
Newcastle remain hopeful that goalkeeper Rob Elliott will be available for the trip to AFC Bournemouth this weekend after a scan revealed the Irish international only suffered a minor – grade one – tear against Stoke.
Steve McClaren indicated that goalkeeper Rob Elliot aggravated a long-standing thigh problem against Stoke City yesterday, and is "a major doubt for next week."
Newcastle may be forced to bring in an emergency loan goalkeeper following the news that second choice stopper Rob Elliot suffered a recurrence of a thigh injury which could rule him out until the New Year.