Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has been pictured training with his team-mates today in County Kildare, Ireland and given he suffered a serious ACL knee injury in late March this year – that’s a huge surprise.
So maybe the reason Rob was included in the training camp was because he’s closer to fitness than Tim Krul is – even though Tim suffered his ACL injury last October?
But maybe not.
Rob Elliot had his best season ever at Newcastle last season when he was our Player of the Season and put in some terrific displays in the Newcastle goal.
Rob Elliot – pictured in training in Ireland today
Rob turned up for every single game last season, unlike some of our bigger stars and he was our most consistent player and our best player in the relegation season.
His performance at Bournemouth last year in that amazing 1-0 win was simply brilliant and the 30 year-old made five world-class saves – one from new boy Matt Ritchie – to keep that clean sheet and get Newcastle the 3 points.
The Chronicle is reporting that Rob was pictured doing work in the gym earlier this week as he continues his comeback from what was a serious injury.
However, it’s great that Rob was back on the training field today with his gloves on and catching those footballs again.
It’s not clear how long Rob will still be out but we’d be surprised if it’s not still at least a couple of months.
But nevertheless this is good news for Newcastle that Rob Elliot seems on his way back to fitness.