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Barton faces six weeks out after fracture

NEWCASTLE midfielder Joey Barton will undergo surgery on a fractured metatarsal today as he faces up to missing the start of the new Barclays Premier League season.

The £5.8million summer signing is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after suffering a partial break during Saturday’s 1-1 friendly draw at Carlisle.

Barton underwent a scan after the game which revealed the damage, and with just three weeks to go before the new campaign gets under way, the 24-year-old will be a frustrated onlooker when his teammates launch their season.

The injury was confirmed in a statement released on the club’s official website,

It said: “Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton will have an operation on Monday after suffering a foot injury during Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Carlisle United. The England international, who was skipper for the 1-1 draw at Brunton Park, sustained a partial fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

“The Magpies expect Joey to return in six weeks.”

The news will come as a blow to manager Sam Allardyce, who named Barton as his captain at Brunton Park in only his second game for the club.

Allardyce made the 24-year-old his second summer signing within days of replacing Glenn Roeder at St James’s Park.

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