Crisis For Newcastle – Krul On Crutches – Suffers Serious Injury

It’s not looking good for Newcastle as Tim Krul was forced off in the 81st minute tonight in the game in Kazakhstan with what looks like it could be a serious knee injury and Karl Darlow is already out with a foot injury so Newcastle will have to rely on third choice Rob Elliot next Sunday against Norwich, should Tim not be fit.

Dutch manager Danny Blind said it looks like Tim has picked up a bad knee injury and Tim left the ground on crutches.

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Tim Krul – serious injury

Newcastle had a similar crisis last December when we lost both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot to injury and young Jak Alnwick had to come in and play eight games.

There may be more news tonight but we’ll just have to wait and see how badly Tim’s injury is but he was shaking his head when the medics were treating him on the field and he seemed to be in some pain.

Here’s what Danny Blind said after the game when he was worried by all the injuries the Netherlands now have:

“It looks like nothing normal happens any more. This is getting extreme now,” “First there was Jasper’s injury when we were warming up and then later on Tim got injured as well. It looks like a bad injury.”

“We are missing about 15 players now.” “But I have seen players getting injured all over the globe in qualifiers.”

This is exactly what we didn’t want with the team struggling to get any wins on the board after eight league games and bottom of the league.

Certainly Steve McClaren will be calling the Dutch management to see just how bad this injury is – and if it’s a bad one Newcastle may have to call Freddie Woodman back from his loan at Crawley Town.

That’s assuming the contract allows us to do that.

Jeroen Zoet came on when Krul was forced to leave the field and it looked like the injury could be a bad one.

Rob Elliot hasn’t played for Newcastle so far this season so he could well get his chance against Norwich City a week tomorrow.

This is not good news for Newcastle.

12 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Elliot is in for Shay Given for Ireland so he could get knacked yet !!!!

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Hey lads n lasses

    Don’t know if anyone’s noticed but at the bottom of ed’s article there’s a piece about my little lad who’s climbing Snowdon for macmillan and it’d be great if anyone could spare some cash and make a donation for a worthwhile cause. No amount is too small.

    He decided to do it, off his own back because his school friends nan has just been diagnosed with cancer.

    Not sure if anyone will remember but I did mention on here he wasn’t very well not so long ago (fluid on his hip and had to have an operation) so it’s going to be a struggle for him plus he’s only 6 so any extra motivation would be great

    Thanks to those who have already donated.

    Thanks guys,

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #3


    Yeah I’m gobsmacked at the support he’s received so far mate.

    Just attempting to get over the hangover from he’ll. Absolutely vile lol

    Gotta go we’re watching pixels the movie with a banquet. Yum.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #4


  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Oct 10, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Relegation beckons

  • beermonkey

    Oct 10, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #6


    what did u think of pixels

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 10, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #7


    It’s OK, pretty funny in parts, just a bit too cheesy for my liking. The kids loved it though.

    We we’re gonna go out to watch that Martian film (minus the kids) and go to a restaurant but I physically couldn’t do it (dirty beer enticed me into drinking it) waughty beer.

    Paying big time for it now :/

  • Thump

    Oct 10, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Why would we need to recall Woodman? We have Elliot and Darlow to call on.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 10, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Thanks too anonymous who donated an hour ago, much appreciated 🙂


    I think someone mentioned earlier darlows injured

    Injuries are getting ridiculous again.

    Bed time for me

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 10, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #10

    AC…I hope your boy is going to be all right 🙁

    …must be tough on him (and on you as well of course)

    My thoughts are with you and your family…and to your friend’s nan!

    A noble course by your son indeed!

  • Thump

    Oct 10, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #11

    You’re right Average – a sprained ankle apparently. Welp.

  • toon kk

    Oct 10, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Shame about Krul, but one of the main reasons we pick up so many injuries is down to our poor fitness levels. Unfit players putting too much stress on tired muscles.


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