Mick Quinn reacts furiously on Twitter to latest injury news on Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot

Rob Elliot has been in wonderful form for Newcastle United so far this season.

Mick Quinn says that he is ‘absolutely spewing’ after hearing the news that Newcastle United stopper Rob Elliot will miss the rest of the season with injury.

Elliot is set to be out for six months, after damaging his knee while playing for the Republic of Ireland in a friendly against Slovakia last night.

The former Charlton Athletic man is now set to miss the next six months’ worth of action, and Quinn is frustrated that the Newcastle man will no longer be able to help the team in their battle against the drop.

Newcastle have had terrible fortunes with injuries during the international break this season.

Tim Krul was ruled out for the campaign when he was representing Holland last year, and that injury provided Elliot with his chance in the first-team.

While many Magpies fans were initially sceptical about the impact that Elliot could make, the 29-year-old has performed above all expectations.

Elliot has been one of Newcastle’s best players this term, and his absence will be a huge blow to the Tynesiders’ survival chances.

Karl Darlow is likely to replace Elliot in Rafael Benitez’s starting line-up for the rest of the campaign.

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