It’s the very last thing we wanted to happen, to have one of our best players return from International duty injured.
Tim Krul – has elbow injury
Tim Krul was an unused substitute in Holland’s 3-1 home win last night over Kazakhstan, with Jasper Cillessen of Ajax again getting the start, but Tim has injured his elbow in training, and he has been sent back to Newcastle for treatment.
Tim will not be available for Holland’s next Euro 2016 qualifying game next Monday night against Iceland, and Kenneth Vermeer of Feyenoord is the replacement for Tim in the Dutch squad.
But the main question now is whether he be fit enough to play in the game a week today against Leicester City at home – which is a vital game for Newcastle and one we have to win.
It doesn’t look good, but the Newcastle medics will have to assess the injury, and we’ll have to wait and see what the official prognosis is.
Tim has been coming into some good form recently too, but if he cannot play next Saturday, then it’s a good chance for number two goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who has rarely let the side down when he’s come into the first team.
This however is not good news for Alan Pardew or for Newcastle United, and it’s always annoying when our players return from International duty crocked.
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