Scans show Newcastle goalkeeper Krul has elbow ligament damage

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An injury to first choice goalkeeper Tim Krul has put the Magpies in a tough spot for an important match against Leicester City this weekend..

Krul, 26, was unable to stay with the Netherlands on international duty after noticing the injury in training. It’s ligament damage in his left elbow, and the club did not release details or a timetable. The BBC says Elliot is likely to play for at least this weekend’s game, thought Newcastle maintains Krul will be ready to go..

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Newcastle is in 18th place through 7 matches, with four points. The field has begun to move away from them, and newly-promoted. Leicester has 9 points. A win won’t even move the Magpies out of the drop zone if Everton is able to pick up a point or more against Aston Villa.

From NUFC.co.uk:

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.

So far this season Krul hasn’t been the star keeper Newcastle fans remember, and perhaps now there’s an explanation. He made waves as Louis van Gaal’s penalty kicks expert at the World Cup, but hasn’t been first choice for the Dutch.

Elliot, 28, came over from Charlton Athletic in 2011 and has twice been capped by Ireland. He’s played in 12 Premier League matches for the Magpies.