Joey Barton Out For Months After Foot Operation

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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10 comments so far

  • summerof69

    Oct 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    off topic but why do celtic hate austria vienna so much

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 2, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Not really had much of an effect like I expected in the championship…will anything ever go right for Joey the lad seems cursed since his arrival.

    Won’t be missed as not really contributed I would be more worried if it was Smith who is working his socks off.

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Never heard of Austria Vienna…don’t give two hoots about Celtic so can’t help you there Matey.

  • komfort

    Oct 2, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    poor luckless joey….puts his foot in it again.

  • repo

    Oct 2, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    lmfao you carn’t make this up..

    8 weeks ha ha ha the ronnie gill said he’s out till the new year..

    so where you get 8 weeks from..

  • premier

    Oct 2, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Barton blow–where have we heard this before?

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 2, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Say something amusing Premier…you have to be in contention for the dullest wind up merchant ever.

    Come Back Nando all is forgiven 🙂

  • Toon Chicken

    Oct 2, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Couldn’t have happened to a bigger tw@t!

    He won’t be missed.

    Sooner we get rid the better.

  • Where did the good times go

    Oct 2, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m a fan of Barton the footballer, but his injury is no big problem as we have plenty of central midfielders.

  • listie

    Oct 2, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #10


    The controversial matches took place in 1984 in the European Cup Winners’ Cup and ultimately led to Celtic being knocked out of the competition.

    Vienna were 3-1 after the first leg but lost all composure in the second as the rampant Glasgow side strolled to a 3-0 lead, and apparently a 4-3 aggregate win.

    The Austrian side resorted to foul play to try to disrupt the match. Rapid defender Rudolf Weinhofer fell to the ground claiming he had been hit by a bottle thrown from by Celtic fans.

    Replays showed that nothing had hit the player, but Rapid appealed to UEFA, and won.

    A replay was scheduled to be played at Old Trafford, which Celtic lost 1-0. The Glaswegian fans erupted into violence, targeting the Austrian players.

    The Parkhead side were fined £17,000 and ordered to play their next home European game behind closed doors.


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