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Nikica Jelavic

29-Year-Old Forward     Hull City  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  1/31/2015
Birthdate:  August 27, 1985    Birthplace:  Čapljina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality:  Croatia    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  185 lbs    

January 28, 2015    Nikica Jelavic News

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Jelavic could be set for an early return to the lineup after he returned to training this week, reports the Hull Daily Mail. Hull manager, Steve Bruce, does not want to rush Jelavic back to the lineup, but is hopeful the striker could feature as soon as Saturday.

Jelavic's return would be a boost for a struggling Hull City squad. He is the team's leading goal scorer and shot taker and would have a decent match up at home against Newcastle United. Be sure to confirm his status Saturday morning before selecting him.

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

January 13, 2015

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Jelavic will likely miss the next three weeks as he recovers from a knee injury suffered in the match against West Bromwich Albion, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

The injury will force Jelavic to likely miss the next two league matches as the club is hopeful for a return when Hull City travel to Manchester City on February 7.

January 10, 2015

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Jelavic was forced out of Saturday's 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion in the 33rd minute after injuring his knee, reports the Hull Daily Mail. The extent of the injury is still unknown and the striker is expected to undergo a scan to determine how much time he will miss.

Jelavic managed to put one of Hull City's two shots on target before being forced off. However, the injury could force him to miss some time as Hull City continue to fight to avoid relegation.

January 9, 2015

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Jelavic returned to training Thursday after missing the team's FA Cup match against Arsenal last weekend, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

While it has become hard to predict what lineup Hull City will go with each week, it is likely that Jelavic will get his opportunity to build on his team-leading number of shot attempts and goals. He scored in Hull City's last away match and has two goals in the last three league matches.

January 2, 2015

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Jelavic scored his team leading sixth goal of the season in Thursday's 2-0 victory over Everton.

Jelavic's six goals have come in 16 appearances for Hull City this season. The fact that Hull City's next league match comes on the road should not concern owners as three of his six goals have been scored away from KC Stadium. The match up against West Brom could make it worth keeping an eye on Jelavic when the teams resume league play after the FA Cup.

December 28, 2014

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Jelavic came on at the start of the second half as a substitute and attempted two shots but was unable to put either on target in Sunday's 0-1 loss to Leicester City.

The rotation up front for Hull City has varied through the holiday portion of the schedule, making it difficult to know which Hull City forward to trust. Jelavic continues to lead the club in goals and shot attempts despites seeing his playing time decrease in recent matches.

December 26, 2014

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Jelavic came on in Friday's match against Sunderland in the 89th minute and scored Hull City's third goal in stoppage time to complete the scoring in the Tigers' 1-3 victory.

While the lack of playing time is worrisome, Jelavic continues to lead Hull City in shot attempts and goals scored. With five starts in the last seven matches, Jelavic is the closest thing to consistency Hull City has up front right now.

December 13, 2014

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Jelavic returned to Hull City's Starting XI for Saturday's match against Chelsea. Before being subbed off in the 74th minute he was having a quiet day with just two shot attempts in the 2-0 defeat.

Since returning from injury five matches ago, Jelavic has managed to pick up just one assist despite leading Hull City in shot attempts. Some of that could be due to the tough stretch of match ups the Tigers have played. The schedule gets easier as three of Hull City's next four are at home and four of the next five are against teams currently in the bottom half of the table.