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The Dutch international had to be withdrawn after 81 minutes of the Netherlands’ European Championships qualification match at Kazakhstan’s Astana Arena on Saturday evening and scans have since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