Newcastle star Rob Elliot provides update on Twitter after undergoing surgery

Newcastle ace Rob Elliot has undergone knee surgery today.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot has taken to Twitter to send an update to Magpies fans after he underwent surgery earlier today.

Elliot, 29, entered the season as Newcastle's third choice goalkeeper behind Tim Krul and Karl Darlow, with many even expecting him to leave the club last summer.

However, after Krul suffered a season-ending injury back in October, and with former Nottingham Forest stopper Darlow also struggling with his own fitness, Elliot was thrust into the limelight.

The former Charlton Athletic goalkeeper has since stunned everybody, turning in a host of outstanding performances to become arguably Newcaslte's player of the year.

Unfortunately for Elliot and new Magpies boss Rafael Benitez, disaster has struck. Whilst playing for the Republic of Ireland in an international friendly against Slovakia last week, Elliot landed awkwardly on his knee, and having been immediately substituted, Eliot has since been confirmed as being out for the rest of the season and possibly into next term too.

Today, Elliot underwent surgery to repair his knee, and the goalkeeper has now taken to Twitter to offer an update to fans, revealing that his surgery was a success, and starts his road to recovery as his posted a picture of himself in his hospital bed.

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