West Ham man Randolph gutted for Newcastle ace Elliott

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Newcastle stopper could be out for the season.

West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph says he has every sympathy for his Republic of Ireland teammate Rob Elliott, who he believes needs surgery on his injured knee.

The Newcastle stopper was stretchered off 14 minutes into last night's friendly match with Slovakia after landing awkwardly.

Randolph came off the bench in the 2-2 draw, and told the Irish Times after the game that he had consulted with the country's medical team and painted a bleak picture regarding Elliott's injury.

He said: "I asked the doc and I think he’s ruptured his ligaments, so I think he needs surgery. I don’t know for sure yet but that’s what the doc thinks, obviously just waiting on scan results.” 

"It could happen anybody. You could do that another 90 times and it wouldn’t happen. It’s just unfortunate. He probably does the same thing every day in training and it’s fine, it just happened tonight."

If Elliott does need surgery then he will be out of Euro 2016, and his club side Newcastle will take a major hit, as he has stepped in adeptly over the past few months with Tim Krul also out with a serious knee injury.

Newcastle have a big game against Norwich City this weekend, and must look to third or fourth choice Karl Darlow or Freddie Woodman to fill his spot.

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