Tim Krul has given an update on his recovery and relived the moment when his knee went ‘pop’.
The Newcastle goalkeeper says that when it happened he was hoping that it would be only a couple of months out after feeling a ‘pop’ in his knee.
However, as soon as he was back in the dressing room the doctor told him that the initial diagnosis was far worse than that.
Some two months on, Tim Krul is looking forward to moving on to the next stage of his recovery and discarding the crutches in the coming days.
With a scheduled appointment to see his surgeon in the coming week, the Dutch keeper is hoping he is give the nod to step up his recovery.
As Tim Krul says himself, this is an injury that you can’t mess about with and so fingers crossed it all goes according to plan.
The good news is that Rob Elliot has stepped up to the plate and done a decent job, with Karl Darlow now also fit again.
Best of luck to Tim Krul in his recovery for next season.
Tim Krul speaking to the official club website:
“I felt a pop in my knee.
“I didn’t know it was that extent of injury – I was hoping just for a meniscus that would only take me out for a couple of months or so, but when I came back in the changing room the doctor did a few tests on my knee and he said it was bad news.
“I wasn’t able to bend my leg for the first couple of months, but I’m more mobile now so I get to see the games again.
“It’s nearly two months since the op and I’m coming off crutches in the next few days.
“I’m seeing the surgeon this week, so hopefully he’s going to give me the green light to kick on my recovery.
“I’ll be allowed to drive then – that’ll be nice, to get out of the house and give my wife a break. It’ll be good just to get more mobile, really. We need to look at it month by month.
“The thing with these injuries is that you can get a setback easily. You can wake up and your knee’s swollen, so you have to really be careful and respect the injury.
“Normally I try to rush back. I try to sneak a few weeks off my injuries – and the doctors here know that. But with this injury, you really can’t, so I have to listen to them.”