Theres some bad news today coming from Alan Pardew that Tim Krul’s ankle injury he picked up in training is worse than first thought – and he could now be out up to six weeks – so that’s about eight games he could miss.
Tim Krul – out about six weeks ….. at least
We noticed that Alan Pardew kept increasing the number of game she could miss, since he picked up the injury last week in training. is set to miss the entire festive period, with his ankle injury expected to keep him out for up to six weeks.
The goalkeeper missed Newcastle United’s 1-0 loss at West Ham United on Saturday and he’s been diagnosed with ligament damage in his ankle.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“It will be weeks, probably, so I think he’ll be back mid-January or the start of January if we’re lucky,” “It’s a big blow for the players and it’s a big blow for us.¨
“Robbie certainly needed that game at West Ham on Saturday because he hadn’t played for a while, and that’s where those games in the League Cup are very, very important.¨
“We’ve chopped and changed our team for the last seven games and we’ve won six of them, so we don’t fear it. Robbie is more than capable of deputising for Tim and we wish him well.”
If Tim is not available before January 1st that means he will have missed nine games for Newcastle, and it puts Newcastle into a bit of a crisis should Rob Elliot be injured.
That’s because we have 21 year-old Jak Alnwick as the current back-up goalkeeper, and Jak has never played for Newcastle in a competitive game.
Most PL teams have three experienced goalkeepers, and we wonder if Rob does get injured (that would be Murphy’s Law in action again), whether we will be able to recall Karl Darrow from Nottingham Forest – probably not.
Hopefully next year when Karl Darrow comes into the first team squad, we will have three experienced goalkeepers at the club.
This injury situation at the club at the moment is simply ridiculous.
Here’s the injury list according to Physioroom.com today:
M Haidara Knock 2nd Dec 14 M Williamson Knock 2nd Dec 14 D Janmaat Hamstring no return date T Krul Ankle/Foot 10th Jan 15 R Taylor Knee 1st Jan 15 M Abeid Ankle/Foot 6th Dec 14 F Coloccini Calf/Shin 2nd Dec 14 R Aarons Hamstring 2nd Dec 14 G Obertan Hip/Thigh no return date J Gutierrez Testicular Cancer no return date S De Jong Thigh 1st Jan 15 D Santon knee no return date C Good Groin/Pelvis no return date
Notice that Curtis Good has been out injured since March 1st – what’s going on with his injury he picked up in his debut for Australia?
And add to those 13 Jack Colback and Moussa Sissoko – who are suspended for the game tomorrow at Turf Moor.
As we said – it’s ridiculous.
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