Joey Barton Out For Another 4 Weeks At Least

It seems that Joey Barton will not be back in the Newcastle side for quite a while.


Joey Barton – still 4 weeks until he’s back

Chris Hughton talked about Joey Barton today, and the news is not too good:

“There is no chance of Joey being back in early March,”

“He’s still probably four weeks away. He’s still wearing the surgical boot, he’s not allowed too much movement.”

“I feel for Joey because it’s one of the most frustrating injuries. There isn’t so much you can do.”

“He can work upper body but once he gets the boot off, he can do some more work. I think it’s the type of injury that tends to be a set time.”

Joey has another metatarsal fracture in his foot, which he had last year too, and those tend to take some time to recover.

Newcastle currently have Joey and Danny Guthrie both out injured, and with Kevin Nolan now suspended for 3 games, the hope is that Guthrie can be for for Sunday’s game at Bolton, but no word from Newcastle on whether that’s a possibility. 

Danny has been recovering from a hamstring pull, and he’s been in light training for a week or two.

At some point this season it will be good to see how Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton play together, in central midfield,  and hopefully by that time, we’ll be safe from relegation fears, at least for this season.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • murphy

    Feb 26, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    hopefully at some point this season we can put out a full squad.


    Krull, Guthrie, loven, duff, tylor, caroll, viduka

    we’d beat most teams perfroming well with that team.

  • club insider

    Feb 26, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Agree with Murphy,

    Would be nice to have a fully fit squad and people fighting for places !

    Would be great if they were all avialable for the chelski game !

  • club insider

    Feb 26, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Love to see how that diver Drogba copes with Joey snapping at his heels. 🙂

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 26, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Joey is a big miss to our side….

    He will make a massive difference when he returns…

    and yes murphy…that side would give anybody a game

  • Soren

    Feb 26, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Great side Murphy. It just showes that our squad is quality, but we always have injuries which is keeping us from reaching our real potentiel.

  • big boomer

    Feb 26, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #6

    For once agree with the above. Joey is a big player for the toon and walks straight into midfield in this squad.
    Now isn’t the time but when we are safe lets not hold back the young players. Next season Lua Lua and Kadar must get game time. Also Ryan Donaldson for years we have had the hype capped by England at every level. lets give him a chance

  • Toonkistan

    Feb 26, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Biggest miss of the season till now…

  • It Could Be Worse...We Could Be Spurs -DC-

    Feb 26, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #8

    agreed kistan

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Guthrie-Barton is our best central midfield partnership for me.

  • Alex

    Feb 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Makes you think how many games will Butt play next season , when we have Nolan , Barton & Guthrie fit . Giving him a place on the bench would be holding back the development of the young players .

  • Daniel Petersen

    Feb 26, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m looking forward to seeing Guthrie & Nolan in the misfield. They were good for Bolton last year.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 26, 2009 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Barton is our best central midfielder, you cant leave him out.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #13


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