Newcastle United’s Tim Krul sends message on Twitter

Newcastle United's Tim Krul

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is recovering from a long-term injury.

Newcastle United's Tim Krul

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has taken to social networking site Twitter to give an update on his injury recovery.

The 28-year-old has been on the sidelines since October 2015 when he suffered anterior cruciate knee ligament injury while on international duty.

The Netherlands international goalkeeper has posted the following message and video on Twitter claiming that he will be fully fit before long.

Krul was Newcastle’s first-choice goalkeeper before he suffered the long-term injury.

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The Dutchman, who has been at St. James’ Park his entire professional career so far, is a very good player, and his return to full fitness should be encouraging for the team.

Newcastle got relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign and will feature in the Championship next season.

Krul’s experience and leadership will be important for Rafael Benitez’s side next season.

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Many will suggest that Newcastle did not miss Krul, as in his absence two goalkeepers stepped up.

Rob Elliot did well in goal following the injury to Krul, but the Republic of Ireland international was ruled out of action for the final weeks of the 2015-16 season when he suffered anterior cruciate ligament in late March.

Karl Darlow came in for Elliot, and the 25-year-old former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper did relatively well.

Newcastle United's Tim Krul applauds fans after the match as Fabricio Coloccini looks on

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