Harvey Barnes injury update: Newcastle winger is out for three months with a foot injury

Harvey Barnes, Newcastle. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)
Harvey Barnes, Newcastle. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images) /

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe confirms that winger Harvey Barnes will be out for three months due to a foot injury. Barnes doesn’t need surgery for this.

Current Newcastle winger and former Leicester City player Harvey Barnes is out for three months as confirmed by the manager of the Magpies. During the game against Sheffield United, where the Tyneside smashed the Blades by 8-0 registering their biggest-ever away win in the Premier League, Barnes had to limp off the field 12 minutes after the kick-off. The manager during his post-match press conference said that the injury was unusual.

Now, the manager of the Magpies has explained what has happened to Harvey Barnes by saying;

"“It is an injury underneath his toe and he’s now started his recovery.”"

After the scan, it was reported by the BBC that the 25-year-old would not need any surgery and he would need to rest. Eddie Howe also explained why Barnes needs three months to get into shape to play again for Newcastle;

"“I think he’s going to be quite sedate for a period of time because he’s got to rest the toe, he’s got to give it every chance to recover. We’ll have to build him up slowly, so that’s why it’s the three months.”"

After making his £38m move from Leicester, Harvey Barnes has made two Premier League starts for the Magpies. However, due to his injury, his struggling start to life at Newcastle will continue. He is disappointed as confirmed by the manager but he also praises his character saying;

"“He’s a very stable, level lad; he’s a great character. Yes, he’s hugely disappointed and frustrated because he wanted to show everybody what he could do here and wanted to contribute.”"

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