Newcastle’s Ciaran Clark ruled out for rest of season and its Republic of Ireland EURO 2020 play-off

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The Republic of Ireland receives a hard blow to their lineup with Newcastle United central defender Ciaran Clark has been sent into the sidelines by acquiring an ankle injury from their match against Arsenal on the challenge against Bukayo Saka on February 16, leaving the Emirates Stadium on crutches and have been wearing a protective boot ever since.

With Clark announced that he’s ruled out for the rest of the season, Newcastle United is struggling with a list of injured players for the long term that would be missing out significant number of upcoming matches, with Paul Dummett recovering from his hamstring problem and Jetro Willems also being treated in the sidelines due to his ruptured cruciate ligament

The 30-year-old defender has been on the suburbs of the Irish team since Richard Keogh had his serious knee injury last year, and Clark was a half-time substitute for the injured John Egan in the 1-1 home qualifier draw against Denmark back in November.

Ciaran Clark with its confirmation being ruled out after seeing a specialist about the ligament damage means that the defender would not be able to join the Republic of Ireland’s play-off match at the EURO 2020 against Slovakia this coming March 26, wherein the winner would face the winner between Northern Ireland or Bosnia and Herzegovina to proceed on the EURO 2020 group stage final tournament.