Newcastle goalkeeper has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the club confirms.
Tim Krul, 27, ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament on his right knee while on international duty with Holland in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Kazakhstan.
His response on Twitter was, “I’m devastated the scan has confirmed my biggest fear . . . My recovery and hard work starts now to fully recover.”
Newcastle United have already stated that Krul will return to Tyneside for his treatment and rehabilitation.
This is a serious blow for the Magpies, as they are already without second-choice keeper Karl Darlow with a foot injury.
Krul suffered the injury when he landed awkwardly on the artificial surface and was forced to be subbed off in the 81st minute in Holland’s 2-1 win at the Astana Arena.
Due to this Newcastle has been in need to recall 18-year-old Freddie Woodman from his loan spell at League Two Crawley.
Krul has played all eight of Newcastle’s Premier League games, who are at the bottom of the table and still without a win.