Following his summer move from the King Power Stadium, the former Leicester City star had lately cracked into Eddie Howe’s starting lineup.
Harvey Barnes’ Newcastle United career has reached a snag, with only two Premier League starts since leaving Leicester City. After suffering an injury in the hammering of Sheffield United, the £38 million man has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Barnes, who departed Leicester City after 16 years due to the club’s relegation to the Championship, had made a promising start to his stay with.
the Toon, scoring and providing an assist in his league debut against Aston Villa. However, it was not until September 16 that he was handed his first start – and in his second, just 12 minutes into the 8-0 battering of the Blades, he was forced off Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has delivered a pessimistic update on the 25-year-old, saying: “I think it’s an injury to a part of the foot, just below the toe I think it is quite a substantial injury, we have had it scanned we are waiting now for a specialist’s opinion on what to do next, whether there is surgery involved or not.
“I don’t think it was a tackle it was just pushing off to run, a very unusual injury. I won’t go too technical because I am not medically qualified to do so but yeah, very unusual.”
When asked how long Barnes would be sidelined , Howe said: “We are fearing – and I don’t want to put a time on it until we’ve seen the specialist – that’ll be months rather than weeks.”
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