Tim Krul: Newcastle goalkeeper ruled out for rest of season

Tim Krul
Tim Krul joined Newcastle from ADO Den Haag in 2005

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a severe knee injury.

Krul ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Netherlands' 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying win in Kazakhstan on Saturday.

The 27-year-old will return to Tyneside for further treatment, his club said.

He posted on Twitter: "I'm devastated the scan has confirmed my biggest fear . . . My recovery and hard work starts now to fully recover."

Krul has played all eight Premier League games this season for Newcastle, who are bottom of the table and without a win.

Back-up goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has been recalled from a loan spell at League Two club Crawley Town.