It was great news to hear that Tim Krul after 13 months out of the game with a very serious ACL knee injury played for an Ajax team in a friendly game yesterday.
The report in Voetbal international says that he played in a 2-0 win yesterday afternoon against Jupiler League club Achilles ’29.
Tim Krul – second game back yesterday afternoon
This was not his first game back however because two weeks the 28-year-old goalkeeper played his first game back in a practice match between Ajax and Ajax A1.
Currently once capped Cameroon international Andre Onana has been in goal for Ajax in the Eredivisie and Ajax coach Peter Bosz has said he has been pleased with his performances.
Tim may still need more games before he is ready to play for the Ajax first team – which is the plan for this season.
Tim was injured playing for the Netherlands against Kazakhstan on October 10th last year and picked up the very serious injury in the 81st minute.
His Newcastle career may not be over since he is due to return next summer after a year on loan in Holland but much will depend on how well he does at Ajax this season.
Tim joined Newcastle as a 17 year-old in 2005 from his home town club ADO Den Haag.
He has played 185 games for the Newcastle first team since famously making his debut in a UEFA Cup game in November 2006, away to Palermo.
Tim was the Man of the Match in that game and made some terrific saves and we won 1-0.
Here’s video od some of Tim’s saves that night when Glenn Roeder was the Newcastle manager.