Rob Elliot limped off the field on Saturday after the 0-0 draw against Stoke City and we thought it was that his thigh had gone again, but it turns out he also needs to have surgery on his shoulder.
Rob Elliot – needs shoulder surgery
The Mirror is reporting that Rob has been troubled with a shoulder problem for the last two weeks and he played through the pain barrier on Saturday at the request of head coach Steve McClaren.
That’s in addition to his limping off today – and we´re not sure exactly what that problem is other than maybe his thigh which has troubled him for a while since it went about a year ago just before half-time against Chelsea at home.
If Elliot is injured or needs to have surgery immediately on his shoulder, that leaves only 18 year-old Freddie Woodman as a fit goalkeeper, and Newcastle should be able to bring in an experienced goalkeeper as an emergency loan signing.