NEWCASTLE United have been plunged into a goalkeeping crisis with news goalkeeper Tim Krul will miss the rest of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury.
The 27-year-old came off towards the end of Holland’s 2-1 European Qualifiers win over Kazakhstan on Saturday with the problem after landing awkwardly.
Now Newcastle have confirmed Krul has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and will not play any further part in the current Premier League campaign.
With their goalkeeping options already limited, they have recalled Freddie Woodman from his loan spell at Crawley Town.
St James Park manager Steve McClaren is already without his second choice Karl Darlow because of a foot injury.
Their other senior keeper, Rob Elliot, has been away on international duty this week as well and was listed as a substitute for Republic of Ireland’s game against Poland in Warsaw.
- Sky Sports