Man City goalkeeper Roebuck recovering after suffering stroke

Manchester City goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck said she is “on the road to recovery” after revealing she recently suffered a stroke, adding there was no lasting damage to her brain or vision.

Roebuck, who has 11 caps for England and was apart of the country’s Euro 2022-winning squad, last appeared for City in May 2023. She said she suffered a “left occipital infarct” — a type of ischaemic stroke, caused by a blood clot clogging an artery in a brain — although she is recovering well.

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“I feel like now is the right time to share what’s been happening lately,” Roebuck said in a social media post on Saturday.

“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’ve 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.”