Newcastle United have suffered a major blow as their star winger Harvey Barnes has been ruled out until 2024 with a foot injury. The 25-year-old was forced to leave the pitch on the 12th minute of the last EPL clash against Sheffield United, which Newcastle won 8-0.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe confirmed the extent of Barnes’ injury in a press conference on Friday.
“We think he’s going to be out for around three months. No surgery required which is good news but his foot is now in a boot. It’s an injury underneath his toe. He’s now started his recovery and he’s got to rest to let it recover then we can build him back up again”.
Barnes will miss all of Newcastle’s remaining matches in the Champions League group stage. He will also not play against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham in the EPL, which are crucial games for Newcastle’s hopes of securing a top-four finish.
Barnes moved to Newcastle from Leicester for £38 million this summer. He has scored a goal and provided an assist in six EPL matches so far