Bad new today after it was revealed that Tim Krul, Newcastle Unitedâ€™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.
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.
“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.
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