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Blow for Newcastle as Tim Krul ruled out for season

Published 12/10/2015

Tim Krul ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Holland's Euro 2016 qualifier in Kazakhstan
Tim Krul ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Holland's Euro 2016 qualifier in Kazakhstan

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury, the club have confirmed.

Assessments have revealed the 27-year-old ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Holland's Euro 2016 qualifier in Kazakhstan.

A club statement added that Krul will now return to Tyneside for further treatment and rehabilitation. The news is a serious blow for Magpies manager Steve McClaren, who is already without second-choice keeper Karl Darlow due to a foot injury.

Krul suffered the injury when he landed awkwardly on the artificial surface and was forced off after 81 minutes of Holland's 2-1 win.

Krul released a statement via Twitter which read: "I'm devastated that the scan has confirmed my biggest fear that I have torn my knee cruciate.

"My recovery and hard work starts now to fully recover.

"I'm devastated I can't play a part on the pitch to help the team turn this season around. I still believe this club can and should be up there with the top teams."

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