Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has been nursing a slight thigh strain in the three matches he has played filling in for the injured Tim Krul, so we will have to wait on what the scan is.
Rob Elliot – ouch – it hurts
But it may not be as bad as first thought – although he has no chance of playing at the Emirates on Saturday.
Here’s what the goalkeeper said after the game yesterday:
“I have been playing the last couple of games with a slight thigh strain.” “Unfortunately it just went.” “Hopefully it’s not too bad.”
“I will go for a scan and fingers crossed it’s as short as possible, in terms of recovery.” “It’s a massive win.” “We’ve had a couple of games where we had a loss and draw recently.”
“To beat Chelsea with the injuries we’ve had shows how together we are as a club.” “It was just hard work and we stuck to our game plan.”
“We knew we’d have good possession so we tried to limit them down the middle.” “They have a fantastic striker in Costa and Hazard too.“You could name every single one of them really.”
“It was just a case of limiting their opportunities and defending together then taking our chance to hit them on the break.”
We don;lt know what “as short as possible” means in terms of being out – but Alan Pardew after the game said Rob’s out until January – so we are hoping for better news on the goalkeeper – and we should hear something official quite soon.
And Colo is injured again, so we are waiting for the prognosis of his injury too.
But Newcastle are now paying the price for not having three experienced goalkeepers at the club, which most Premier league clubs have – especially the big ones.
Of course we are all hoping that Jak Alnwick can continue being a hero for us as he plays for Newcastle – certainly he made a good start yesterday – to his immense credit.
Another local lad in the first team!
And Alan Pardew and his coaches have to understand why we have so many injuries – Chelsea have one player out with injury – maybe we should try to find out what they do in training to restrict injuries?
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