Rob Elliot is recovering from his serious ACL injury he picked up while playing for the Republic Ireland in late March and while he’s now fully fit physically, he may need to get some match practice in the U-23 side before he is ready again for the Newcastle first team.
Rob is delighted to be at Newcastle, especially at such an exciting time with Rafa Benitez now starting to show at Newcastle why he’s had so much success as a manager over the last 20 years and as a coach for the 10 years before that.
Rob Elliot in training
This is what Rob has said about wanting to get back into the side after his serious injury:
““The impact of the summer and the manager staying makes you want to get back quicker.” “It adds to everything even more.”
“It is a really good place to be at the moment.” “Football is a massive game of opinions so you have to keep yourself on the right track.”
“Luckily for me I got an opportunity.” “And that’s all I have wanted – to be able to show what I could do over a number of games.”
“Luckily I had a decent season, even if it wasn’t enough to keep us up.” “It stands us in good stead for the future.”
Before his ACL injury Rob had been playing through the pain barrier due to tearing a tendon when he was playing back in December two years ago.
In late May, Rob revealed he had the operation to fix the problem:
“Finally had my thigh op after tearing tendon in December 2014.” “Will definitely be back even stronger now.”
So when Rob finally does return to the team he will be fully fit for the first time in nearly two years – but he knows getting back his first team place back from the in-form Karl Darlow will not be easy.