Tim Krul will miss the remainder of the Premier League season after suffering a ruptured ACL while on international duty with the Netherlands.
Krul was injured while playing against Kazakhstan, a match he was only placed into at the last minute when first-choice keeper Jasper Cillesssen was hurt during warmups.
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It was a non-contact injury, as Krul went up for a ball and his knee buckled when he landed. Dutch manager Danny Blind said he feared it was a “bad injury,” and those fears were confirmed after undergoing scans.
Newcastle released a statement on the injury today, as the Magpies have recalled Freddie Woodman from his loan.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015/16 Premier League season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The Dutch international had to be withdrawn after 81 minutes of the Netherlands’ European Championships qualification match at Kazakhstan’s Astana Arena on Saturday evening and scans have since determined the severity of the injury.
Krul will now return to Tyneside for further treatment and rehabilitation and everyone at the Club wishes him a speedy recovery.
Following Krul’s injury, Freddie Woodman has been recalled from his loan spell at Crawley Town.
Newcastle has yet to win a game in the Premier League this season, currently at the bottom of the table with just three points through eight matches. Despite conceding 17 goals in those matches, Krul has been one of the Magpies’ best and most consistent players.