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Manchester City keeper Roebuck recovering from Occipital Stroke

Manchester City keeper Roebuck recovering from Occipital Stroke
Manchester City keeper Roebuck recovering from Occipital Stroke

Manchester City goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck has announced the news that she is recovering from an Occipital Stroke.

The 24-year-old has not been seen in the Manchester City squad since January while she has failed to make a single competitive appearance this season.

Questions have been raised over Roebuck’s absence from the Manchester City squad in recent weeks but the player has now provided a personal fitness update, revealing that she is recovering from an Occipital Stroke.

Posting an update on her personal X account, Roebuck said “I feel like now is the right time to share what’s been happening lately.

“Unfortunately, having not felt well for a little while, I had some tests and it was discovered that I had suffered a left occipital infarct. Thankfully, there is no lasting damage to my brain function or vision.

“I have had many weeks of follow up tests, specialist appointments and with the support of the medical team at the club, I’m on the road to recovery. It’s great to be back with the girls, working on my rehab and more importantly feeling back to being normal Ellie.

“It’s been a really tough time, but with the support of my family, I’m now really positive and excited for my return to the pitch. Life can throw unexpected challenges at you and if this year has taught me anything, it’s that I’m strong and will give it all I’ve got for the thing I love most.

“I’m very grateful for your well-wishes and concern. My family and I would appreciate privacy while I concentrate on completing my recovery.”

Manchester City will continue to operate with Khiara Keating and Sandy MacIver as their goalkeepers until Roebuck returns to fitness and provides head coach Gareth Taylor with a third option.