Confirmed: Newcastle reveal Rob Elliot set for months out with knee injury

Elliot was carried off on a stretcher in the early stages of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Slovakia.

And Newcastle medics have now confirmed the stand-in Toon No.1 will miss the rest of the season.

The club said in a statement: “Newcastle United can confirm that goalkeeper Rob Elliot has sustained an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, suffered during the Republic of Ireland’s friendly fixture against Slovakia last night.

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