Football: Newcastle sweat over Krul fitness

Football: Newcastle sweat over Krul fitness

LONDON - Newcastle United will assess the fitness of goalkeeper Tim Krul ahead of their Premier League match at home to Leicester City on Saturday after scans on an elbow injury indicated ligament damage.

Krul, 26, suffered the setback during a training session with the Netherlands on Saturday and returned to the north-east club before his country's shock 2-0 defeat by Iceland in a Euro 2016 qualifying match on Monday.

"Newcastle United have received the results of goalkeeper Tim Krul's scan on Monday," read a statement issued on Wednesday on the club's website.

"It showed ligament damage to his left elbow and Krul will be assessed further by the Magpies' medical staff ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Leicester City."

Rob Elliot is expected to deputise against the Foxes at St James' Park as Newcastle, currently languishing in the bottom three, go in search of their first Premier League win of the season.

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