Newcastle United have confirmed that Rob Elliot will miss a ‘number of months’ due to an injury he picked up whilst on international duty.
A statement published on the offical club website said: “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.
“Rob has returned to Newcastle and has been assessed this morning by the Club’s doctor. He will now commence a programme of treatment and rehabilitation.
“Regrettably the severity of this injury will rule Rob out for a number of months.”
The 29-year-old was taken off after 14 minutes of Ireland’s game against Slovakia, having taken a knock whilst attempting to save Miroslav Stoch’s opening goal.
Darren Randolph replaced the Magpies keeper, and tests were being undertaken on Tuesday evening to assess the full impact of the clash.
It has now been revealed that Elliot will miss a number of months, with him set to be out of action for the remainder of the Premier League camapign, as well as missing the chance to turn out at the European Championship this summer with his nation.