Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury while playing for the Netherlands in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Krul, 27, suffered the injury while on international duty with the Netherlands and had to be taken off in the 81st minute in the 2-1 win over Kazakhstan on Saturday. Newcastle released the following statement on nufc.com:
“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 injury is forcing bottom-placed Newcastle to recall Freddie Woodman who has been out on loan at Crawley Town.
Krul was disappointed to have to watch the rest of the season from the sideline as he spoke out about his injury.
“I’m devastated the scan has confirmed my biggest fear, that I have torn my knee cruciate playing for Holland in the game against Kazakhstan last night,” Krul Krul told nufc.com.
“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.”
Krul has started all eight league games this season for struggling Newcastle, allowing 17 goals as the Magpies sits in last place with three points and still looking for the first league win of the season.
Newcastle will take on Norwich City next Sunday when the Premier League starts back up after the international break.