Everton reveal Ross Barkley has fractured toe
The England midfielder is expected to be out for no more than six weeks
Tuesday 14 January 2014
Everton have confirmed that England midfielder Ross Barkley has a fractured toe.
The club said he had a "small fracture", but could not put an exact timescale on his recovery.
It is understood that, depending on how quickly the injury heals, the 20-year-old could be out for anything from three to six weeks.
Barkley suffered the injury during the Toffees' FA Cup third-round win over QPR last weekend, a match in which he also scored.
He missed the 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Norwich at Goodison Park.
England as well as Everton will be hoping the midfielder recovers as soon as possible.
He has made a huge impression this season, having been given regular first-team opportunities by Martinez, with his exciting performances and eye for goal earning him three England caps so far.
He is firmly in the reckoning for a place in Roy Hodgson's summer World Cup squad.
Should his recovery take longer than expected, he could miss England's friendly with Denmark at Wembley on March 5.
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