Newcastle suffers a serious injury setback when Eddie Howe says a star would be sidelined for “months”

Harvey Barnes will not be available for Newcastle United for “months rather than weeks.” will not be available for Newcastle United for “months rather than weeks.”

The winger has made a strong start to life in the northwest, scoring one goal and dishing out one assist in his first seven appearances after joining from Leicester City this summer for a rumoured £38 million deal.

Consequently, in line with his impressive form, the 25-year-old was named in Eddie Howe’s starting lineup to play Sheffield United on Sunday.

Even though the Magpies ran out resounding 8-0 winners, their afternoon was marred after Barnes was forced to withdraw through injury after just 12 minutes.Howe has verified the full degree of his number 15’s injury and revealed the winger has hurt his foot.

The Newcastle manager was cited by the Daily Mail as saying, “It’s an injury to a part of the foot just below the toe, I think it’s quite a substantial injury.”

“We got it scanned, and are now awaiting a specialist’s advice on what to do next and if surgery is necessary or not. It won’t be weeks or months, but I don’t want to place a time limit on it until we hear from the specialist.

Barnes’ replacement, Anthony Gordon, a summer addition as well, will anticipate playing.

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