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Nikica Jelavic

29-Year-Old Forward     Hull City  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  11/23/2014
Birthdate:  August 27, 1985    Birthplace:   Čapljina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality:  Croatia    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  185 lbs    

November 12, 2014    Nikica Jelavic News

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Jelavic has stepped up his rehab and is hopeful to to return to training next week.

The international break could provide the time to allow for Jelavic to make an appearance in Hull City's next match against Tottenham. Should he return, his value may be limited as he should not be expected to receive full playing time right away. The club will likely welcome his return as they have failed to score in the past three matches and have managed just two goals since Jelavic got injured.

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Nikica Jelavic: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 22, 2014

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Jelavic is expected to miss the next four to six weeks after scans showed he suffered torn cartilage during the warm ups of the match against Arsenal, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Jelavic could potentialy return for the November 29 match against Manchester United. While he is out, look for Abel Hernandez to see an increase in fantasy value.

October 19, 2014

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Jelavic was scratched from Saturday's match against Arsenal after injuring his knee during warm ups, reports the Hull Daily Mail. Jelavic's status is still undetermined, but the injury could leave him on the sidelines for a few weeks.

Jelavic is a team leader in both shot attempts and goals scored. If he is fit to return soon, he will have a difficult go at it as four of the next five Hull City league matches are against teams in the top-half of the table.

October 4, 2014

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Jelavic took a season-high five shots and scored in the 89th minute of Hull City's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jelavic now has four goals on the season, as Hull City continue to put points on the board, scoring two goals in each of their last four Premier League matches. However, the going gets a little tough after the international break with trips to Arsenal and Liverpool.

September 28, 2014

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Jelavic put one of his two shot attempts on target but was unable to score during Saturday's 4-2 loss to Manchester City.

Jelavic continues to lead Hull City in shot attempts and goals this season, as he has attempted multiple shots in all but one match.

September 20, 2014

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Jelavic showed his skill by scoring on an aerial scissor-kick to start the scoring during Saturday's 2-2 draw against Newcastle United.

Jelavic leads Hull City in goal (three) shot attempts (10) and shots on target (four) through five league matches and is a threat to score each week.

September 15, 2014

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Jelavic played the full 90 minutes Monday against West Ham United and attempted three shots. He was off target with all three attempts and was unable to contribute to the scoring during the 2-2 draw.

Jelavic continues to lead Hull City with two goals on eight shot attempts this season. However, the many additions Hull City made at the end of the transfer window will likely cut into his fantasy production as he is no longer the main focal point of the Tigers' attack.

September 1, 2014

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Jelavic headed home Hull City's only goal in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Aston Villa. The goal was his only shot attempt of the match and he did an an assisted shot attempt that was not converted.

Jelavic continues to be Hull City's most dangerous scoring option. He has converted both of his on target shot attempts to goals this season and remains a good low-cost fantasy option against teams that struggle defensively.