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    Martinez: Barkley has possibly broken a metatarsal

    Martinez: Barkley has possibly broken a metatarsal

    Everton Manager Roberto Martinez has said that Ross Barkley faces a spell on the sidelines with a toe injury and he may have fractured a metatarsal.  Barkley has been in inspired form, leading many to predict that he will definitely make the England World Cup squad in Brazil.

    The 20 year old will have a scan and be assessed over the coming days to find out the extent of the injury.

    Martinez said: “Ross had a knock in his toe against Queens Park Rangers and we all felt that it would settle and he’d be able to play today.

    “As it turned out, I think it’s a bit more serious than we expected and it could be a fracture in his metatarsal and we need to assess it in the next few days.

    “We’re going away to do some warm weather training and that’s going to help Ross to heal his bone and hopefully he’ll get back quicker than we expect.

    “It is a blow but in the same way, at such a young age, we’re going to use this as a perfect rest for him to come back and be as strong and as sharp as he can be in the second half of the season.”

    Barkley will possibly miss the Merseyside derby later this month.

     

    How big a loss is Ross Barkley?  Have your say at www.theevertonforum.com

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