The hits just keep on coming in Newcastle United’s potential run toward relegation.
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Now, they may be without even Elliot, who may miss the rest of Newcastle’s season and the Euro.
Republic boss Martin O’Neill was downcast as he revealed the early signs were not promising, with the indications that Elliot has suffered ligament damage.
He said: “He’s not great. He’s got a serious knee injury. It’s a real disappointment and obviously a dampener on the evening, particularly when he is getting his career together.”