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Club Confirm Ligament Damage For Tim Krul

6 years ago

Tim Krul was sent home from the Dutch squad after suffering an elbow injury in training on Saturday.

The Newcastle keeper then went for a scan on Monday once he was back on Tyneside.

The club have now released a very short update on Krul’s condition, confirming it was ligament damage that the goalkeeper suffered.

Official Club Statement;

‘Newcastle United have received the results of goalkeeper Tim Krul’s scan on Monday.

It showed ligament damage to his left elbow and Krul will be assessed further by the Magpies’ medical staff ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Leicester City.’

While the club haven’t elaborated on the injury, even if the scan showed nothing serious it would still be very surprising to see Tim Krul in goal on Saturday if he still has pain to a part of the body that is pretty vital in a goalkeeper’s game.

The pessimists amongst us will worry that as in the past when the club have played down injuries initially, they often end up being long-term.

Let’s hope this isn’t the case with Krul as the thought of being without him for more than the odd match is a depressing thought.

Two years ago Krul suffered an injury to his elbow and was out for around six weeks on that occasion, that was also early in the season.


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