Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Barkley could miss six weeks, reveals Everton boss Martinez

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Monday 13 January 2014

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed midfielder Ross Barkley is thought to have suffered a fractured toe, the Guardian has reported, which would keep the England international out of action for up to six weeks.

Ross Barkley

Barkley sat out Everton’s weekend win over Norwich City after picking up the injury in the FA Cup victory over Queens Park Rangers. Everton face away trips to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur over the next month or so but it appears Barkley will be on the sidelines, if the worst-case scenario is confirmed.

“Ross’s toe could be broken and he might be out for a while,” Martinez said. “We will assess it to see if there is a displacement. It is very similar to what happened to Leighton Baines. We fear it could be a fracture.”

Baines suffered his injury in the first Merseyside derby of the season, having to be replaced shortly after half-time following a first-half collision with Jordan Henderson. He missed six weeks of playing time, with Costa Rica international Bryan Oviedo deputising on the left of defence.

“Sometimes if the problem is well settled they can play straight away,” Martinez added. “Otherwise they need six weeks or even longer. Leighton’s was a bad one, it took six weeks.”

Barkley will nevertheless travel with the Everton squad to Tenerife for warm weather training this week. Martinez suggested that the improved climate will do the player’s recovery good, although further scans are required to determine the extent of the problem.

See what the expert tipsters are tipping on OLBG

Related Articles


QPR vs Tottenham - Premier League preview and team news


Wenger: Ozil has a point to prove at Arsenal


Get your Premier League tickets with World Ticket Shop


Liverpool boss Rodgers ‘helping Balotelli grow’


Chelsea eyeing teenage Anderlecht duo


Get your Premier League tickets with World Ticket Shop


West Ham vs Chelsea - Premier League preview and team news





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News