Newcastle Could Have Goalkeeper Crisis Again

It looks like Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has picked up another injury to his thigh today in the 0-0 draw against Stoke City at St. James’ Park today in which Newcastle had most of the chances but couldn’t get past the impressive Jack Butland in the Stoke City goal.

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Rob Elliot – picked up a thigh injury today

If Rob is not available for our game at Bournemouth next Saturday in the early kick-off game – and Karl Darlow is still injured – we will have our top three goalkeepers out injured and should qualify to sign an emergency replacement on loan.

It will leave only 18 year-old Freddie Woodman fit and it was always dodgy with Elliot because that thigh of his keeps going after he played injured about a year ago.

That was when Tim Krul was out injured and Ron played injured until the thigh finally went in the home game against Chelsea and he had to be replaced by Jak Alnwick for the second half.

Daryl Janmaat also picked up an injury today and we await news on just how bad that is.

Tim Krul is out for the season with a serious ACL knee injury and second choice Karl Darlow is still one or two weeks away from being fit – according to Steve McClaren in yesterday’s press conference.

So Freddie could be the only goalkeeper fit for next Saturday and since he had some good displays in preseason it remains to be seen if Steve McClaren will give him his first team debut at Bournemouth.

The alternative is to bring in a more experienced goalkeeper maybe only for only one game since our next game after Bournemouth is after the two-week International break on 21st November – when Darlow and maybe Elliot will be fit.

We also don’t know how bad Rob Elliot’s’ thigh injury is.

Comments welcome.