Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot to miss rest of season and Euro 2016

Newcastle says goalkeeper Rob Elliot is going to be out for “a number of months” just after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament inside a warm-up match with Ireland ahead in the European Championship.Elliot was carried off on a stretcher in the 14th minute of Ireland’s 2-2 friendly draw against Slovakia on Tuesday.The injury rules him out the European Championship in June and will dent Newcastle’s try to retain its Premier League status.Elliott says he felt “a wave of emotion being aware of I’d miss the rest of the season with Newcastle and the Euros with Ireland.”Newcastle is second last within the league standings, three points from safety with eight games left.Elliot is Newcastle’s second-choice goalkeeper, but has played on a regular basis since October when first-choice Tim Krul injured his cruciate ligament.