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Newcastle faces anxious wait on Krul fitness

The Magpies will soon learn if their top goalkeeper is facing a spell on the sidelines after the Dutchman sustained an elbow injury while training with his national team

Newcastle will soon learn the fate of their goalkeeper Tim Krul, who left the Netherlands squad and returned to the North East on Saturday after suffering an elbow injury in training.

The 24-year-old, who exclusively revealed to Goal.com that being in the starting lineup for the Netherlands was "a dream true", has established himself as a fan favorite at St James' Park in recent seasons after a series of sensational performances.

The keeper's brilliant form has not escaped the attention of those in the Netherlands either, with Krul becoming a regular on the international scene recently.

The shot-stopper is reportedly viewed as a serious contender for the first choice goalkeeping spot by national manager Louis van Gaal, who handed Krul his first start for the Oranje against Turkey on Friday night.

With the player now having his injury assessed by the medical team at Newcastle, both Van Gaal and Magpies boss Alan Pardew will be hoping there is no extensive damage.

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