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Confirmed - Krul Out For Five Weeks!
Published : 01 Mar 2013 01:34:54
We reported last week that Alan Pardew had better face the facts ... he will be without his goalkeeper for five weeks ... and that has been confirmed today.
Tim Krul will be on the sidelines for more than a with his ankle injury. The 24-year-old Holland international visited a specialist earlier this week after leaving the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv on crutches last Thursday night following a challenge by striker Jonathan Cristaldo in Newcastle's Europa League match.
Alan Pardew: "His ankle is still a little bit swollen.
"We think [he will be out for a] maximum four weeks, five weeks, but we are hoping for less than that."
But the problems go a lot deeper, because 37-year-old Steve Harper is struggling with a back problem ... and captain Fabricio Coloccini is rated as doubtful for the game after suffering a back injury against the Saints.
Source: Newcastle United Mad