Newcastle injury news: Harvey Barnes injury return date - He's out until next year

In today's Newcastle injury news - A new Harvey Barnes injury return date has been released, with the summer signing out until next year now...

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Despite all the positive Newcastle injury news of late, there hasn't been much in the way of a Harvey Barnes injury update. In many ways, it was the summer signing from Leicester City who really kicked off the injury crisis at St James Park, as Eddie Howe only had a few weeks to use him in the starting eleven before he was eventually ruled out early on in his Newcastle career.

As a speedy and tricky winger, he is oftentimes the subject to mistreatment from opposing defenders. If anything, it is a testament to his dribbling ability that the only way to prevent his probing runs is by fouling him. Unfortunately, though, this has resulted in an injury concern, which has already seen the Englishman ruled out for a few months.

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Newcastle injury news: Harvey Barnes injury return date - He's out until next year

As Barnes hopes to push for a place in the EURO 2024 squad with the Three Lions, he will hope to come back stronger than ever. Speaking of which, an updates Harvey Barned injury return date is available to us.

As per the Shields Gazette, who have been right on it with the Newcastle injury news so far this season, Harvey Barnes could still require an operation, which would push back the return date until the backend of the season (this is not set in stone, just something to consider). Without the need for an operation, Eddie Howe thinks it could take Barnes within four to five weeks to return to action

""That is an ongoing process. He’s hopeful to come back within four to five weeks. That’s the latest plan.""

Eddie Howe (on Harvey Barned)

In his absence, the versatile Anthony Gordon has done a great job at filling the void on the right-wing. With this in mind, it's unlikely that Gordon will give up his spot in the starting eleven upon the eventual return of Harvey Barnes. Going forward, the strongest front three could be Gordon on the right, Isak through the middle and Barned out left, it just depends how the latter deals with his recovery from injury.

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