Barkley a cause of concern for Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez

Everton is in the top four after a 2-0 victory over Norwich. While this is a reason to celebrate, the club’s manager Roberto Martinez has something to worry about. Toffees’ young talent Ross Barkley looks to be out for several weeks.

Ross Barkley injured his foot while playing against Queens Park Rangers during their FA Cup third round fixture last week. Due to this he missed the Premier League fixture against Norwich.

Roberto Martinez said, “We are going to assess him and it seems he is going to be out for a while. It could be broken. We are going to assess it to see if there was displacement or not. It is a very similar incident to the one Leighton Baines had. Before we say exactly what it is, that is the fear, that there could be a fracture in his toe.”

Barkley has played in 19 games for Everton in the Premier League so far. He also scored in the FA Cup tie against QPR and hopes to play for England in the World Cup 2014. He has made himself a part of the first-team line-up at the age of 20. Martinez hopes the injury isn’t long-term and hopes that the midfielder returns soon. The manager is keen on his return and hopes that he recovers soon.

Martinez stated, “Knowing Ross, being a young man, hopefully with the sun – a bit of vitamin D intake, it will accelerate the [healing] process.”

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