Haris Vuckic ruled out for season

Haris Vuckic
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Newcastle United midfielder Haris Vuckic is ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing the cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Newcastle United midfielder Haris Vuckic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury.

The Slovenian international suffered the problem during the Magpies' Under-21 win at Aston Villa on Monday.

"Haris Vuckic will be sidelined for the remainder of the season after rupturing his cruciate ligament in his left knee," said a club spokesman.

"Having been assessed by the club's medical staff, it has been confirmed that Vuckic will not play again during the 2012-13 campaign."

Vuckic joined Newcastle from NK Domzale in 2009 but has made only 14 appearances during his time on Tyneside.

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