Krul out for season after dislocating shoulder

BLOW ... Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul (right) is helped off the pitch as he has to be substituted after dislocating his shoulder.
BLOW ... Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul (right) is helped off the pitch as he has to be substituted after dislocating his shoulder.

NEWCASTLE United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the season after dislocating his shoulder in the Tyne-Wear derby.

Krul landed awkwardly after claiming a ball in this afternoon’s 3-0 defeat to Sunderland at St James’s Park.

And United managaer Alan Pardew confirmed after the game that the 25-year-old wouldn’t play again this season.

Rob Elliot – who came on for Krul – will deputise in the club’s remaining five games.