We haven’t had much good news in the transfer market this summer, in fact Newcastle fans haven’t had much good news – period, but it was fantastic news on Thursday that Papiss Cisse had agreed to wear the Wonga shirt and training gear, and more good news today that Tim Krul says he has now fully recovered from the dislocated shoulder he picked up in April against Sunderland.
And my shoulder just started to hurt when that score of 0-3 just came to mind – ouch.
Tim Krul - ouch – dislocated his shoulder against Sunderland
Tim had said a couple of weeks ago that he thought he could make the season start at Manchester City on 19th August, so this is more good news.
This is what Krul had to say today in the Newcastle Journal:
“I am really happy. I am right on schedule, maybe even a little ahead of where I thought I’d be, to be honest with you, in terms of my recovery.”
“The week we spent in Portugal could not have come at a better time. The training camp was good for me.” “I did four or five sessions a day – proper graft. The guys really put me through my paces and I’m really seeing the benefit of it.”
“It’s not all about confidence now. I still need to strengthen my shoulder, of course, but the shoulder is fine and what I need to do is get it in my mind that it’s fine.” “There is still a bit to go in there but this is normal. Sometimes you have some little doubts, but that will come day by day.”
“Keepers do get hurt, so that is where the slight caution comes in.” “We throw ourselves about quite a bit, you know, so that’s why I needed a bit more time to get my confidence back.” “My summer was strange because I had to do so much rehab.”
I was away and did have a break, but I worked as well.” “In some ways it was a good time to get an injury, if there is such a thing, because I had two months to rest, recover and I’m glad that it wont be long until I’m back on the pitch with the lads. So I am really happy.”
“In some ways it was a good time to get an injury if there is such a thing, because I had two months to rest, recover and I’m glad that it wont be long until I’m back on the pitch with the lads. So I am really happy.”
“That’s what I worked on in Portugal.”
It will be great to see Tim play in pre-season, and it still seems like Newcastle are trying to sign 22 year-old Dutch U21 goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet of PSV for around £2.5M, and that’s to give Tim a challenge for his first team place on Tyneside, along with competition from 27 year-old Rob Elliot, who improved an awful lot last season in the Newcastle first team – to his credit.
We don’t get too much good news at Newcastle these days, so we make the very most of the good news we do get.
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