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Krul to miss rest of season with knee injury.

Newcastle may be forced to go to the reserves after Krul injures his knee.

Krul's injury puts Newcastle in a goal keeping bind.
Krul's injury puts Newcastle in a goal keeping bind.
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Even during the International Break, Newcastle's bad luck continues.

Tim Krul ruptured his ACL in the Netherland's 2-1 win over Kazahkstan on Satuday, and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Holland's manager, Danny Blind said it looked "bad". Blind speculated that artificial turf may have played a role in the injury, but did not want to blame it for certain.

For Newcastle, this could mean the return of Rob Elliot at keeper. Elliot has not played this season, but has played decently when filling in for Krul in previous years. The second choice keeper, Karl Darlow, has a foot injury. Steve McClaren may have to promote someone from the reserve side. Freddie Woodman has been recalled from loan.

It was an extremely unlucky injury for Krul and Newcastle. Krul was only playing, because first choice keeper Jasper Cillessen was out with an injury of his own. Krul went down in the 80th minute.

When Newcastle comes back to Premier League action, they'll host Norwich and then take part in the Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland. With the Magpies seeking their first win of the season, and some must-have matches coming up if the club is to avoid relegation, Krul's injury is a massive blow.