Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has undergone a scan to see just how serious the elbow injury is that he picked up on Saturday training with the Dutch squad – they must have been doing some combat training.
Tim Krul has had scan – what’s the prognosis?
Murphy’s Law has once again come to the fore – one definition – when something can go wrong it will – and at the worst possible time.
Tim was starting to play really well and he made two terrific saves at Swansea that got Newcastle what was an unlikely point, but a good point nevertheless.
And it’s really annoying when our best players go away and don’t even play a game for their country – and they still manage to come back crocked – no wonder clubs don’t like these International breaks.
It’s a fickle world, and it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that the injury could cost Alan Pardew his job, if indeed he loses his number one goalkeeper for a few games – and that’s now likely.
Rob Elliot – usually plays well for the first team
We knew Tim would get a scan, but what we are really waiting for the results of the scan, which will tell us how many games he will miss – and we should know the extent of the injury tomorrow or Wednesday.
Things aren’t exactly going smoothly for the manager or for Newcastle United so far this season.
On the bright side, Rob Elliot has very rarely let Newcastle down when he’s deputized for Tim, and we’re sure he will play well, if he has to come in for the Dutch International.
But we just have to beat Leicester City on Saturday – have to.
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