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Newcastle rocked by Barton injury

New Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton will miss the start of the season after fracturing a metatarsal in Saturday’s 1-1 friendly draw with Carlisle.

Newcastle are set to be without summer signing Barton for around six weeks. A short statement from the Magpies read: “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”.

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