Magpies No 1 to miss the rest of the season.
Newcastle United keeper Tim Krul will play no further part in the North-East club’s campaign after suffering a dislocated shoulder against arch-rivals Sunderland at St James’ Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, reports the Sun.
The giant Netherlands international, who has been a rock between the sticks for Alan Pardew’s team this season, suffered the injury attempting to punch clear an Adam Johnson free kick during the second half, being replaced by reserve-team shot-stopper Rob Elliot for the remainder of the 3-0 loss.
However, medical tests on Monday have confirmed that the 25-year-old will now be absent for the rest of the season, which will be a huge blow to Pardew and Co. as the club attempts to avoid being sucked into a relegation dog fight.
And it is not the first time that Newcastle have had to cope without the Dutchman in goal this season, with Krul having also suffered both ankle and elbow problems at different stages of the campaign so far.