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.
Everyone connected with Newcastle United wishes Rob the very best for his recovery.