Barkley suffers suspected broken toe

Everton’s manager Roberto Martinez has revealed that youngster Ross Barkley could be facing a spell on the sidelines as they wait for more scans on what they believe is a possible fractured toe.

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If it is confirmed it could mean up to five weeks out for the player, the length of time teammate Leighton Baines spent out with the same injury. The Blues managed to keep their Champions league dream alive despite the absence of key player Baines, I wonder if the odds at still see them as potentials to qualify for next years competition?

Everton are heading to Tenerife this week for some warm weather training and Martinez has confirmed that Barkley will travel with the side in the hopes that the Vitamin D absorbed from the sunshine will help with the healing process.

Speaking after the game against Norwich, Martinez said

“It could be a broken toe for Ross, and that’s what we are a little bit worried about. We’re going to assess it.

“It was a very similar incident to the one Leighton Baines had.

“Before we say exactly what it is, we’re going to have more scans. But there’s a fear there could be a fracture in his toe.”

Asked how long Barkley could be out for, the Everton manager said

“It depends a little bit. Ross is a young man, and we’ll take him with us to Tenerife for some warm weather training this week, and we hope that the sun will give him Vitamin D intake to accelerate the process.”

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Lee Hurley

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