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Newcastle Make It Official – Krul Out For The Rest Of The Season

9:02 pm, Sunday, October 11th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 25 Comments

Newcastle United have made it official that Tim Krul has indeed suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee after scans have shown just how severe the injury is.

He will be out for the rest of the season, and these injuries take a long time to heal – the following is taken from on the recovery time for a ruptured ACL:

“It may take six to nine months to return to full activity after surgery to reconstruct an ACL injury.”

It’s really bad news for Tim.

(L-R) Wesley Sneijder of Holland, Virgil van Dijk of Holland, goalkeeper Tim Krul of Holland during the EURO 2016 qualifying match between Kazachstan and The Netherlands on October 10, 2015 at the Astana Arena in Astana, Kazachstan.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Tim Krul – ruptured ACL

This is what Newcastle have just put out on their web-site on Tim’s condition:

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015/16 Premier League season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The Dutch international had to be withdrawn after 81 minutes of the Netherlands’ European Championships qualification match at Kazakhstan’s Astana Arena on Saturday evening and scans have since determined the severity of the injury.

Krul will now return to Tyneside for further treatment and rehabilitation and everyone at the Club wishes him a speedy recovery.

Following Krul’s injury, Freddie Woodman has been recalled from his loan spell at Crawley Town.

It’s also a pity for young Woodman to be recalled from his loan spell at Crawley where he was doing extremely well – because he will now probably be the third choice goalkeeper once Karl Darlow returns to fitness.

But these things happen.

Here’s Tim’s Twitter account if you would like to send him some words of encouragement.

Tags: Injuries · International break · International News · Newcastle News · Premier League · Tim Krul

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 JamesToon // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:06 PM


  • 3 Graeme // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    On a brighter note – there is hope for Football after all!!!

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Bad luck that, but luckily we’ve got hopefully the ROI No1 in goal, the biggest worry is his record as back up, I don’t think he’s ever lasted that long.

  • 5 lochinvar // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    50lochinvar // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Krul is one of our stalwarts and has repeatedly shown his loyalty and commitment to the toon. He also shows his passion on the pitch and many other players would do well to emulate that.
    It sounds like a bad injury for a keeper who always has to leap and be agile.
    He’s been with NUFC since 17 years old I think – hope his recovery is successful.

  • 6 toon kk // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Shame about Krul.

    We’ll soon have an injury list as long as the Tyne tunnel, with our squad putting strain on unfit muscles when they play.

  • 7 John Tudor // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    one man to blame

  • 8 croftus5678 // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    dog namit god just hates us >.<

    darlow also injured and elliott on int duty so better hope he doesnt get injured or we have to use a youngster.

    again top of the injury league 🙁 how the hell are we so unlucky with injuries no matter what we change it doesnt work.

  • 9 SUTTY1978 // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Saw a post earlier saying the difference between Pardew & McClaren was that with Pardew we used to have 35-40% possession but under McClaren we have 55-60%

    What crap

    We actually averaged more possession last season that this, 48% last season, 43% this season.

    Also someone said that if the game against Man C had finished at half time we would look like a good team. What about if it started at half time?

    We are actually getting worse as the season goes on rather than seeing progression.

    The only highlights for me are three of our new players looking good, i think they would do anyway regardless of the manager. The true mark of a manager is what he gets out of the players that were already there. In Mc’s case the answer is absolutely nothing

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    I’d like to think that the blatant open corruption displayed by FIFA and most notably Blatter was finally exposed when Qatar, despite their nothingness towards World Football got the vote. It just baffles me at how have they got away with it for so long ?

  • 11 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    I hope it all blows up into a big crock and Russia lose the next World Cup

  • 12 Bambams // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Due to the corruption Qatar should not be allowed to host the a world Cup.
    It’s a no brainer….

    If a person is found guilty of wrongdoings they get punished – not rewarded.

    Beggars belief

  • 13 toon kk // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Macca could easily walk after 10/12 games when we still haven’t registered our first win.

    If a new manager came in it wouldn’t make a fk of difference until the squad is totally revamped.

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Just left a good post without links or foul language and gone in to moderation ?

  • 15 Quarryman // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Is it me, or is quite a large part of the injury situation that some players duck turning out in a losing team ?

  • 16 GeordieTwo // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Actually I always thought Elliot was a decent shot stopper and a better ball distributor than Krul. Krul has size and reach on his side but we have to go with what we have. Darlow is injured as well I believe? It’s not our biggest problem but it doesn’t help does it?

  • 17 GeordieTwo // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    There have been some rumours that a couple of players are sulking and not really injured Quarryman. We have 5 different players with hamstring injuries right now according to physio room. Dummett, Colback, and Obertan are due back on Oct. 18th however. Still a lot of injured players already and it usually gets far worse in the second half of the season for us.

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Personally I think the game is up, the mindset that has installed your Collocinis and Sissokos as star players has been well and truly found out to be flawed and unworkable system !

  • 19 GeordieTwo // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    I worry more about the Colo situation Jail mate. He is too small, too old, and should have been let go last season. Now they have insanely extended his contract. We are woeful with him as captain. The owner and his flunkies are incompetent. –

  • 20 GeordieTwo // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Relegation will finally settle this I think. Ashley will flee once the TV money is gone. The club will be put up for sale but there is no way for him to get all his money back once we go down. What a shame if Ashley loses 100M or so! I will be so disappointed for him. Not….

  • 21 catchy in norway // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    i hate to say this about the kid, as i like him, but i think this could be a blessing in disguise, i think he has been shocking for well over a season now, and he has to be the worst kicker in the top 2 divisions, his best part used to be his shot stopping, reaction saves, now you dont seem to have to shoot very hard at him and it goes in..

    i wish him a speedy recovery

  • 22 ochytoon // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. Oh wow this is absolutely hilarious. Does any other football team have worse luck than us? At least Fat Sam can sleep easy knowing he’s all but guaranteed the derby win now. We’re screwed, can’t see us staying up now even if we invest heavily in January.

  • 23 Tsunki // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Couldn’t come at a worse time for Tims development, but we are neck deep for more reasons than a missing keeps.

  • 24 Toon-Prodigy // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    You have got to be joking..

    It’s a good job we have great depth to the squad! What’s the problem haha?

    When does Elliot return?

    I think they are all injured apart from Woodman.

  • 25 Toon-Prodigy // Oct 11, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    If Woodman starts who goes on the bench?

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