Barton faces months on sidelines

02 October 2009 09:36
Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton could be sidelined for several months after undergoing surgery on a foot injury.The 27-year-old had an exploratory operation on his right foot on Thursday and the Magpies are now waiting to hear the extent of the damage. "The injury could keep him out for a good period of time," said caretaker manager Chris Hughton. United are confident that the problem is not connected to Barton's two previous metatarsal injuries.

Source: BBC_Sport