When is it going to end? News today that Tim Krul, who disclosed this morning he had been told he is the new Dutch number one, has suffered an elbow injury in training, and is not only out of the Holland game on Tuesday night in Hungary, but will be laid off for a time yet to be determined.
Tim Krul – Newcastle and Holland number one goalkeeper – injured
Tim was injured in training on Sunday, and we’re sure this will just be great news (not!) for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew - that his number one goalkeeper has been injured on International duty.
We learned only a few days ago that captain Fab Coloccini has re injured his hamstring in training with Argentina, and we’re not sure of the extent of that injury, and whether Colo will be available for the game at Everton.
Tim had earned his 4th cap in the 2-0 win over Turkey on Friday night and revealed today he had been told by new Holland manager Louis van Gaal, he had taken over the number one spot from Maarten Stekelenburg.
Stekelenburg was on the bench against Turkey, and he will now likely start in Hungary, although Jeroen Zoet, the 21 year-old PSV goalkeeper, has now been added to the squad for the Hungary match.
This is bad news for Newcastle and we suppose veteran Stave Harper will have to start in goal at Everton a week tomorrow, unless Tim can make a dramatic recovery by then.
It’s always so disappointing when Newcastle’s players go away to play for their countries and come back to Tyneside injured.
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