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Tim Krul Out For Up To 3 Months

10:40 am, Friday, January 25th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Bad new today after it was revealed that Tim Krul, Newcastle United’s on loan goalkeeper faces yup to 3 months out with a shoulder injury he picked up in saving a penalty for Falkirk against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup in mid-week.

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19 year-old Tim Krul - out up to 3 months

Krul suffered a dislocated shoulder and the Dutchman has now undergone surgery on the injury, and Falkirk manager John Hughes expects him to be missing for up to three months.

Hughes told the Daily Record today:

“Tim will have an operation and then go back down to Newcastle for his rehab,” “They reckon he’s going to be out for anything from eight to 12 weeks. That is unfortunate.

“We are more concerned about Tim because he has been outstanding for us. I can’t speak highly enough of the lad.”

“He’s a 19-year-old boy who plays well beyond his years. He’ll be much missed.”

For Falkirk it means that Robert Olejnik will be brought in against Celtic this weekend, and Hughes has no worries about playing the young Austrian player.

Hughes added:

“I have no qualms about putting Robert in but underneath him I only have two kids who are YTS. They aren’t ready yet,”

“I’d be looking to bring one or two players into the club, all of a sudden priorities change. I could take the gamble and just go with that but it would be a gamble not worth taking.”

Tim’s injury is a blow to both the player and Newcastle United, as well as Falkirk. Tim has been having an outstanding loan spell at the SPL club this season, and it’s a real pity to see the experience he is gaining cut short.

We can only hope he returns before the 3 months is up, and can get some additional games in at Falkirk.

Comments very welcome.



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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 spidey // Jan 25, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    when is he due back?

  • 2 Northumberland Magpie // Jan 25, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    I know this is not related but dont want chimbonda to join the club as has been quoted as saying wants to leave the club as its all about money. We’ve had too many of these type of players in the past

  • 3 malaysian toon // Jan 25, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    hope he get well soon… would be a outstanding keeper for the future

  • 4 wsq // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    We have time to re negotiate martins’ contract but no time for taylor’s contract! taylor should switch agents

  • 5 Tez131 // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    @Northumberland Magpie –

    I don’t think the quote are directly from chimbonda , I believe they are from ‘Friends of him’ saying he was bragging about Keegan offering big money and that he doesn’t care about winning just money.

    But to be fair I don’t want him anyway, I think Beye and Carr (as back-up) will be fine until the summer.

    We need other players. Would like to see Woodgate back (before spurs nab him). and then a couple of midfielders (one of which with loads of flair and creativity).

    then we can really change the squad in the summer.

    Any thoughts??

    Its a pitty about Krul was glad he was gettting some experience, looks to be a very good youth signing.

  • 6 Leo // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    its a gutter because he was getting alot of experience up in scotland, although i dont think this will damage his career too much though, only on the short term

  • 7 George // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Heart fealt wishes go to Tim.
    He is young gifted and he is ours.
    Speedy recovery and not too long before you will become the No1.




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