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Robert Elliot | Goalkeeper | #21

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/30/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 212

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot took to social media to confirm he would be going under the knife after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in a friendly international last week.
Elliot posted an update on Twitter which said: ‘Operation day!! Have ordered one new ACL replacement from the menu for a right knee.’ The Republic of Ireland stopper is expected to miss between 6-9 months and with it his hopes of appearing at this summers’ European Championships in France. His absence could open the door for former United stopper Shay Given who has missed the majority of the campaign with a serious knee injury. The 39-year-old is yet to play in the Premier League but after England No.2 Jack Butland suffered a fractured ankle, Given may get a chance to impress manager Martin O’Neil to earn himself an unlikely call-up. Apr 5 - 4:41 PM

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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.

The international break has not been kind to Premier League goalkeepers, as Elliot joins Jack Butland in the season-ending injury department, while even Kasper Schmeichel is dealing with a much more minor thigh problem. The timing is especially cruel for Elliot, as he looked to be the starting keeper for the Republic of Ireland in this summer's Euros. Now, he will undergo surgery to repair the knee and then begin a long rehabilitation process that looks to carry into the beginning of next season. Whether still in the top flight or relegated to the Championship, his starting gig may be very difficult to reacquire.
Mar 30 - 8:32 AM

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.

Elliot twisted his knee when he attempted to stop a shot from opponents Slovakia in today's international friendly and was writhing in pain before the medical team called for the stretcher. The severity of the injury is not yet known, so there is no timetable for a return, but it looks like the remainder of the season will be in jeopardy for him, as well may be his availability for Euro 2016. He has had some positive displays since coming in for the injured Tim Krul, but Rafa Benitez will now have to decide between Karl Darlow and U-19 international Freddie Woodman to fill the role. Woodman looks to have a bright future ahead of him but he has no major experience as of yet beyond League Two. Whichever direction Benitez goes, it only makes the Magpies relegation battle more difficult to win.
Source: Telegraph
Mar 29 - 6:03 PM

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.

The Irish international ran out to punch away a corner kick, only to hit it straight to Tom Cleverley at the edge of the penalty area. The midfielder then headed back toward goal as it fell between two Newcastle defenders on the back-line to deny the club its first clean sheet in six weeks. But the goalkeeper held his own against a busy Everton side that recorded 20 shots, making six saves before the 93rd-minute goal. Aleksandar Mitrovic earned the start and had a flurry of chances but could not manage to put the home side ahead. Meanwhile, Jack Colback earned his league-leading seventh yellow card of the season.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 03:29:00 PM

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.

Great news for the Magpies as they were scraping the goalkeeping barrel had Elliot not been good to go tomorrow. Freddie Woodman will continue to serve as backup in case Elliot's thigh is aggravated in the opening fixture of Week 12. Newcastle and Elliot will be looking to build off a rare clean sheet last week and it isn't a far-fetched goal to achieve against a Bournemouth side that are not offering a very threatening attack.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 08:29:00 AM

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.

Elliott has been suffering from an ongoing thigh problem for the past 11-months and by his own admission was still in a phase of rehab on his return to first team action. However, injuries to Tim Krul and Karl Darlow left United short and despite coming through matches against Norwich City and Sunderland relatively unscathed, the 29-year-old suffered a setback on Saturday. With United reluctant to ask the Premier League for special permission to bring in a temporary goalkeeper on-loan, the club will make a decision on Wednesday after Elliot has trained for the first time - Freddie Woodman remains on standby. The England under-19 international has no Premier League experience but enjoyed a successful loan spell at Crawley Town earlier this season and is rated very highly.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 05:48:00 AM

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."

First choice keeper Tim Krul is done for the season. Karl Darlow, a possible challenger to Elliot for the job, is still in the process of recovering from an ankle injury. That leaves current backup option Freddie Woodman, just 18 years of age, as the next option in line. Surely, Newcastle are in a position to be eligible for an emergency loan at this point. We will see what they do in the buildup to Week 12.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 08:25:00 AM

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.

Facing an unbeaten Chelsea side at St James’ Park on Saturday Rob Elliot had just returned to the Newcastle starting line-up after a training ground ankle injury ruled Tim Krul out – ligament damage which is expected to mean at least six weeks on the sidelines. However a routine goal kick on 42 minutes caused a tear which saw Elliot limp to the dressing room at half-time. Jak Alnwick made his competitive debut as a second half substitute and despite the youngster conceding a late Didier Drogba header to ensure a nervy finish the goalkeeper looked very assured. However with little experience and a busy fixture period coming up Alan Pardew will move quickly to bring in extra cover – Mark Schwarzer tops the list of potential keepers who could come in.
Source: Daily Mail
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 12:13:00 PM