Newcastle, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul could be out for up to six weeks after suffering an ankle injury, according to manager Alan Pardew.

Krul, a Netherlands international suffered ligament damage in training prior to the Tyneside club's narrow 1-0 loss to West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday.

"(It will be) weeks, probably, so I think he'll be back mid-January or the start of January if we're lucky," confirmed the Magpies' boss.

It's the latest in a string of injuries to key players for Newcastle, which is already missing forward Siem de Jong, midfielders Ryan Taylor, Rolando Aarons and Mehdi Abeid and defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Davide Santon.

Irish international Rob Elliot will take over for Kurl when the Magpies travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Tuesday.