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Terrible Injury Update For Krul – Out For The Season

6:23 pm, Sunday, October 11th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 51 Comments

The Mail are reporting that Newcastle United have been dealt a major injury blow to first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul who has been diagnosed with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee  injury and is out for the rest of the season.

An ACL knee injury is a really bad injury which used to end careers not so long ago – so it really is a serious injury  if the Mail are accurate in their reporting.

The Mail report is that scans on the knee have come back and shown it is an ACL injury and he will be out long term.

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Tim Krul – reported to have ACL knee injury

The 27-year-old came off in the 81st minute of the game during Holland’s 2-1 win over Kazakhstan last night and he looked in a lot of pain as he was being treated on the pitch and then on the sidelines.

Krul went for the ball in the 81st minute and seemed to fall awkwardly and twist his knee and it looked bad when he didn’t get up.

But then when he held his knee and the agony was shown on his face as he was given treatment on the field – it didn’t look good.

Tim was then shaking his head as the medics were taking a look at the knee and it was obvious he couldn’t continue.

That’s really bad news for the Dutch International.

In the short-term,  Rob Elliot will be in goal for Newcastle  at home to Norwich City next Sunday,  with 18 year-old Freddie Woodman being recalled from his loan spell at Crawley Town to be on the bench for the game.

Second choice goalkeeper Karl Darlow is already out injured with a foot/ankle injury with no return date on

Injuries are again decimating the Newcastle squad once again with 13 players listed as injured on

It could well be that Tim is operated on in the US at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado where Ryan Taylor was eventually sent when he picked up the second of his two ACL injuries.

Dr. Richard Steadman is a recognized world authority on knee injuries and he has operated on Alan Shearer, Michael Owen, Ronaldo (Brazil), Ruud van Nistelrooy, Owen Hargreaves and Ryan Taylor among other top footballers.

This is very bad news for Tim Krul – that’s the first thing – and it’s also bad news for Newcastle United.

We hope Tim will make a full and complete recovery from this serious injury.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Freddie Woodman · Injuries · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Premier League · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul

51 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ravostag // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    If it wasn’t bad enough already…………

  • 2 Bambams // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Well our super squad will have cover…..
    Rob Elliott… Would rather play Darlow but he is injured as well.

    Strength in depth…not at Newcastle

  • 3 Bambams // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Young Woodman ?

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    I didn’t know the doctor called the Mail before he consulted Krul 😉

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Seem we struggle with hamstrings as always and knee injuries…

    ..if I didn’t know better I would think they didn’t want to play 😉

  • 6 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew
    “I didn’t know the doctor called the Mail before he consulted Krul ?”

    What are you babbling about you Danish fanny.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    No return date on Darlow!

  • 8 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Good! well, not good, but, not bad either. Can’t kick for love nor money, doesn’t command his box, not agile enough at getting down and generally just lackadaisical in manner. Another one that turns up when he feels like it. Gone slowly backwards since his emergence. To think some saw him as the next Van Der Sar! Pah!

  • 9 Graeme // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Not good at all – as if the defence wasn’t a disaster in the first place!!

  • 10 martoon // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Didn’t Krul say in his tweet he was awaiting scans. I’d be surprised if they did one on a Sunday and how do the mail know?

  • 11 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    France v The All Backs

  • 12 martoon // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Mitrovic just been subbed – at least he can’t get injured now 😉

  • 13 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    To be fair Krul tweeted 20 hours ago. He probably flew straight into a private hospital in London , the Mail could quite easily know the result of a scan.

  • 14 Mister Tuff // Oct 11, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Jib Jibberish (the blog pest and part-time multiple) is obviously on the cheap cider already – his abuse of fellow bloggers has started early tonight.
    I envisaged him sprawled on his 1950’s stained settee, old cider bottles and beer tins strewn across the floor, coffee table nearby supporting an overflowing ashtray -not emptied for six months. Sticky carpet not hoovered for six months.
    Jib slavering at the gob as he swigs his White Lightening. He is wearing a cheapo tracksuit from SD emblazened with SAFC crests, urine stained in the crotch area. Within reach on the coffee table is his TV gadget and a selection of porno magazines to be used as soon as the adverts appear on the TV.
    If that wasn’t bad enough he knows nowt about football.

  • 15 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    We can’t be freaking out until we know for sure, but what does seem to be the case is that Krul will be out for at least the immediate term and we don’t have adequate cover for him. Elliot is average and is most likely a Championship player at best. Darlow is not even established at Championship level and Woodman is a kid.

    We need an experienced head to come in short-term in January if Krul is injured, someone who can come in and provide immediate cover. The alternative is to throw Elliot in as our number 1 for the rest of the season – which is not something I am overly comfortable with.

  • 16 Rotonda heights // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Mr Tuff,

    I think it’s fair to say the guy has issues and probably just kinder to leave it at that.

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Jeff…what’s your native tongue beside jibberish?

  • 18 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    One of the best performances Krul ever had for the Toon was against Palermo in the Euro League he was 18 at the time the same age as young Freddy is now
    Woodman has played for England at every level up to U19 and looked OK on tour in the States , he’ll be OK for us on the bench , better than poor Jak Alnwick that’s for sure,

  • 19 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Jesper you cannot come on a NUFC blog site and mock a player who has a serious injury and not expect a reaction.

  • 20 Transfer Sage // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:17 PM


    Did you see the article I posted the other day about the difficulties in premier league clubs changing hands these days?

  • 21 Our Toon // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Shocking when I read comments from the likes of hail wor a…..he’s happy that the best keeper at the club is injured, cites reasons of kicking etc but doesn’t stop to think about who replaces him. Krul is a decent keeper, not a world beater but for our level he’s very good, more importantly without him we are weaker.

  • 22 colwell // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    If Krul is out for the season he may well have played his last game for us. When we go down he’ll be sold no doubt about that.

  • 23 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Jeff…what’s your native tongue?

  • 24 sparky55 // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    You could have the best goalie in the world behind our defence and it would hardly make any difference at all because our defence is THE worst in the premiership and the stats don’t lie

    Doesn’t matter if it’s freddie or Rob or Tim in’ll not make any difference.

    Dropping Colo should be the first step in putting our defence right…we might well suffer in the short term but as a young defender you only get better playing at the sharp end and it can’t be much worse than having Colo in there making mistake after mistake time after time after time.

  • 25 welshgeordie9 // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Has one seen the film, the human centipede.

    What a messed up film.

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Cat got your tongue Pennywise the blog clown?

  • 27 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    To be honest not many clubs have a keeper possibly on their way to the Euros as back up and prepared to stay as number two, I think we’ll be ok that way as long as he doesn’t get injured, has he not been injured twice now when coming in for Krul ?

  • 28 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    What is it I don’t know about football then ?

  • 29 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    There are a few on here who have their mouths attached to anuses.

  • 30 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:36 PM


  • 31 Transfer Sage // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:36 PM


    I agree, I’ve always said Elliot is a very fine number 2. Got bags of experience and is at the very least reliable.

    Could do a lot worse than have him between the sticks.

  • 32 welshgeordie9 // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:40 PM


    Have you seen the film, so messed up, watching it now, you are right though there’s a few like that.

    Ha ha ha

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Too true

  • 34 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Relegation beckons.

  • 35 firebug666 // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Elliot is not as good a shot stopper as Krul, but his distribution is better and quicker.

    I don’t mind Elliot in goal, it’s the defence that worries me.

  • 36 Thump // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    RE Jesper’s physioroom link: 9/13 injured are knee or hamstring… what the hell are we training them on? Concrete?

  • 37 TroubledToon // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Terrible news!!! Not only have we lost our No1, but also 1 of the few voices, albeit occassional, in the dressing room.
    Going from bad to worse!!!
    Hang in there lads!!! A long season just got longer!!

  • 38 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    I see we’ve got the George and Lennie show back on tonight, hope they don’t achieve their goal of seeing the blog down to 12 posts a night !

  • 39 martoon // Oct 11, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Well apparently the Mail does know what it’s talking about. It’s official

  • 40 colwell // Oct 11, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Elliott,Darlow and Woodman behind the worst defense in the league. Goodbye premiership!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 41 colwell // Oct 11, 2015 at 8:30 PM


  • 42 martoon // Oct 11, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    I know we’ve a bad injury record but I’ve never known a goalkeeper get an ACL injury before. Has McClaren run over a black cat or something? Mind you Ashley will be happy with the insurance pay out 😉

  • 43 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    People like jeff from benwell who are all round tw@ts seem to hang around for some reason but others like Boy Done Good who insisted that the club were right all along by not buying in January because there was no point as the new manager would want to make his own stamp even after the club were consistently telling us that they would be choosing the players, seem to disappear after being proved to be full of sh!te !

  • 44 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    I’ve often wondered if our injury record was an insurance scam !!!

  • 45 Bambams // Oct 11, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Boys things could be worse….
    Krul could of been injured on 31st January. ….

  • 46 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:00 PM


    How many tinfoil hats have you got through in your life so far?

  • 47 Jib // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Aye I’ve heard about this Jeff fella he was a bit of a kernt , intelligent and knowledgeable but a bit of a kernt.
    Jail for Ashley however is bit of kernt and thick as mince

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    By the way,
    It’s JfA, glad to see your ripping off of my name doesn’t get the attention you would have liked .

  • 49 Jail for Ashley // Oct 11, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Never understood why Steve Harper had to leave, definitely an internal issue ?

  • 50 lochinvar // 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.

  • 51 cleggy78 // Oct 11, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Hopefully lvg will terminate valdez contract at scum and we get him on a free till end of season

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