Newcastle Have Worrying New Injury Concern


Tim Krul has picked up a knock in training this week, and is now doubtful for the game at West Ham tomorrow afternoon.

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Tim Krul – a doubt for tomorrow

So back-up goalkeeper Rob Elliot has been put on standby for the game tomorrow, just in case Tim is not fit to play.

It’s a bit of a disappointment, after we had some really good news on the injury front yesterday from manager Alan Pardew, with Fabricio Coloccini back in training after suffering a calf injury in the game at West Brom almost three weeks ago.

Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote and Emmanuel Riviere are also back in training, and Rolando Aarons should be back next week, with Ryan Taylor back in a few weeks from his slight knee injury he picked up last Saturday against QPR.

But Mehdi Abeid is struggling with the broken toe he picked up on his first senior call-up for Algeria, and has not yet returned to training, and Alan Pardew said the foot was still proving to be uncomfortable for Mehdi.

Tim Krul may still make the game tomorrow, but when Ron Elliot has come into the side in the past, which he did in the Capital One Cup at Manchester City, he has done very well.

If Tim doesn’t make it – it will be the first Premier League game he has missed this season, and it will be Rob’s third appearance of the season for the first team.

Update – There is a disturbing update on Tim  in the Chronicle today, and it’s not good news if it’s accurate – and they are reporting that Krul fell awkwardly on his ankle in training and could be out for a month.

And that’s not good news with 9 games to be played through January 1st.

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8 comments so far

  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    krul is out for this year

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    I know players get injuries and it’s part and parcel of the game nowadays but fcuk me this is getting ridiculous! Especially in training….again. If true of course.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Losing a goalkeeper is more than losing a player.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Is wrestling part of our training?
    This is a joke.
    We get more injuries in training than in competitive matches ffs.
    We might of seen Kruls last game for us now the window will soon be open.
    We will be ok without him, Elliot is a decent keeper.

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    I’ve heard from reliable sauces that woodman senior tried to steal timmy’s packed lunch and that timmy took exception to the attempted said theft and offered the thief a “winner takes all” penalty shoot-out.

    Woodman stepped up first and blasted the ball so hard into timmy’s nether regions that he’s now got Three Adams apple’s but, and this is the crucial part, once prone on the floor and unable to defend himself, he desperately tried to dig in with his teeth to escape his rampaging assailant. Unfortunately for timmy he failed. Woodman proceeded to systematically “pound” on poor timmy’s ankle with the packed lunch.

    Needless to say that woodman declared himself the “winner” and devoured timmy’s lunch with all the fervour of a mackem with cheesy chips at Christmas, safe in the knowledge that his son would be on the bench this Saturday.

    Gods honest truth lads n lasses.

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  • Sav

    Nov 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    If it comes to it, I don’t think Rob Elliott will let us down.

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  • lesh

    Nov 28, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #7

    I’d like to assume that our training sessions are conducted with a key rule to go easy on colleagues – they’re not players from the opposition.

    By the look of things, I could be very wrong!

    Get a grip Pardew before the players start killing oneanother!!

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  • jon.c

    Nov 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    What the hell is happening at our training ground we have more injuries there than we have playing in the league

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