After Joey Barton missed a lot of last season with a foot injury it looks like history is repeating itself.
Joey Barton – injured yet again
The Newcastle United midfielder now faces eight weeks on the sidelines after undergoing exploratory surgery on a foot injury yesterday, so reports Sky Sports news.
Barton has missed the last 3 games but it looks like the foot injury is a new one form the injury he suffered earlier this season.
Joey now has had an operation and he will be out 8 weeks and joins Shola Ameobi on the long term injury list at the club.
Caretaker manager Chris Hughton told the Eveing Chronicle today:
“Joey had an exploratory operation yesterday.” “The findings we will know more of later today.”
“It’s one that could keep him out for a good period of time.” “It’s a foot injury and not related to any he has before.”
“It’s one that has meant he’s missed a few games, it had been concerning him.” “At the time we didn’t think it was a big problem and wasn’t showing up and has continued to stay.”
“He has an exploratory and it could keep him out for a while.” “It’s not a fracture or a break.” “We’re looking at a matter of months so he possibly won’t play again this year but this season yes he will.” “It’s a big blow to lose him and for him.”
“He’s a player who has had his injury problems since he’s been here and it’s hard for him.”
Ever since Joey joined Newcastle just over tow year ago he has been constantly injured, usually with foot injuries.
And the former Manchester City player has made just 6 appearances for Newcastle this season, after enduring an injury ravaged season last year.
Unfortunately it looks like Joey is injury-prone and like another injury prone star of ours – Michael Owen, things do not tend to get better as time marches on.
This is disappointing news for Newcastle, to say the least.
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