Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul suffers elbow ligament damage

Krul suffers elbow ligament damage
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Newcastle United reveal that goalkeeper Tim Krul suffered ligament damage in his left elbow while on international duty with the Netherlands this week.

Newcastle United have revealed that first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul has suffered elbow ligament damage.

The 26-year-old sustained the injury while training with the Netherlands on international duty this week.

He stayed with the Dutch squad to be named on the bench for the 3-1 victory over Kazakhstan on Friday, but flew back to England immediately afterwards and underwent a scan on Monday.

The Magpies' medical staff will continue to asses Krul's fitness ahead of their Premier League fixture with Leicester City this weekend, with back-up stopper Rob Elliot on standby for a first start of the season.

Krul has made 141 appearances for Newcastle since making his debut in 2006.

Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul saves Costa Rica's forward and captain Bryan Ruiz shot during the second period of extra time in the quarter-final football match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 F
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