Newcastle United have announced Ryan Taylor will be unavailable for selection for 'several months' as a result of his knee injury.
The versatile 28-year-old sustained the problem after an awkward landing in Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Atromitos.
Taylor on Friday afternoon underwent a scan and the assessment confirmed the worst news for the player and Newcastle.
A statement read: "Ryan Taylor will be ruled out for several months after suffering a knee injury during Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Atromitos."
The statement added: "Everyone at club wishes the popular player well in his recovery from the injury."