United are expected to today announce that goalkeeper Rob Elliot will miss the rest of the season as well as the European Championships for the Republic of Ireland.
News filtered through of the 29-year-old’s injury during last night’s set of international friendlies with the Irishman hurting his knee in his Ireland side’s 2-2 draw against Slovakia.
Elliot, who has made more appearances this season for the Magpies than he has compared to the rest of his Newcastle United tenure combined is expected to take no further part in Newcastle’s season.
This certainly comes as a blow to Rafa Benitez’s side with Elliot’s understudy Karl Darlow flattering to deceive in his one substitute appearance for the club this season, a 1-0 defeat to West Brom with his blunder leading to Darren Fletcher’s late winner for the Baggies.
With first choice goalkeeper Tim Krul out for the season following his injury also sustained in international duty for the Netherlands, the club’s woeful injury luck continues to rear its ugly head for Newcastle this season.