Newcastle goal keeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for up to six weeks after sustaining an ankle injury in training before their defeat to West Ham at the weekend, the BBC
Manager Alan Pardew had earlier revealed in his press conference ahead of their midweek clash with Burnley that he would be missing from the game but the full extent of the injury has now become clear.
It will be a bitter blow for a Newcastle side that has been resurgent of late after making such a poor start to the campaign.
The original prognosis was that Krul could be available by the middle of December to at least take part in some of the festive period – but now is expected to not return until the New Year comes in.
Former Charlton man rob Elliot has been deputising for the injured Dutchman and will continue in goal for Pardew’s men.
Newcastle are now without a staggering nine players for at least their next game with Fabricio Collocini, Davide Santon, Ryan Taylor, Rolando Aarons, Siem de Jong and Mehdi Abied also all injured while Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback will miss the trip to Burnley through suspension.
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