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30th Mar 2016

Jack Butland shows extreme class with message of support for injured Rob Elliot

Goalkeeper's Union

Patrick McCarry

This is something else from the Stoke No.1.

In the space of four days, the Euro 2016 dreams of Jack Butland and Rob Elliot were cruelly ended by injury.

Butland damaged ankle ligaments in England’s 3-2 win over Germany, on Friday, while Elliot was stretchered out of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Slovakia, last night.

It emerged, earlier today, that Elliot will be out of action for around six months after scans confirmed damage to his cruciate ligament.

Rob Elliot is treated for an injury before being taken off 29/3/2016

Elliot will, without doubt, bounce back stronger for Newcastle United and Ireland.

Butland, meanwhile, will also miss this summer’s championships and has already shared a post-operative picture from his hospital bed.

The 23-year-old has taken time out from his recovery to wish Elliot all the best with his. He also offered him around to watch some of the Euros.

While it will be a shame to see Euro 2016 without such fine goalkeeping talents, it is great to know the future of the international game is in such safe, sound hands.


Elliot has got back in touch with the England netminder, and has a cunning plan for both men to keep the boredom away during the summer that involves beer, and more beer.


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