Harvey Barnes injury update with £38m transfer set to be out for 'months' in huge Newcastle blow | The Sun
NEWCASTLE winger Harvey Barnes is facing months on the sidelines with a "substantial" foot injury.
Toon’s new winger, signed from Leicester for £38million, was forced off just 11 minutes into last Sunday’s 8-0 demolition of Sheffield United.
And Barnes, 25, could now face surgery in what is a major early blow to his Magpies career.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said: “I think it is an injury to the lower part of his foot just below the toe. It is quite a substantial injury.
“We’ve had it scanned and we are waiting on what’s next, whether there’s surgery or not.
“I don’t think it was from a tackle, it was just pushing off to run, very unlucky.
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“We are fearing – and I don’t want to put a time on it until we’ve seen the specialist – that’ll be weeks rather than months.”
The Mags face Manchester City tomorrow in the Carabao Cup, with Howe set to rotate his squad with Burnley at home in the Prem on Saturday before hosting PSG in the Champions League next Wednesday.
He added: “There are a couple of players carrying certain injuries.
“We do have players that are really keen to play and show what they can do. We will have to utilise the squad, especially with what we have coming up next week.”
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Newcastle had a tough start to their Prem campaign with matches against Man City, Liverpool and Brighton all in their first five fixtures of the season.
But after their challenging run they will be full of confidence headinginto a run of winnable league games after their 8-0 masterclass at the weekend.
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