Everton’s Leighton Baines out for six weeks due to fractured toe

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirms Leighton Baines will be sidelined for six weeks due to a fractured toe

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Leighton Baines will be sidelined for six weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot during Saturday’s Merseyside derby.

The England international underwent an X-ray at the weekend after hobbling off in the second half of the thrilling 3-3 draw at Goodison Park.

And Everton boss Martinez, who replaced David Moyes at the Toffees in the summer, revealed Baines is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks.

“It has been confirmed that Leighton has got a fracture in one of the bones in his right foot, which is the phalange,” Martinez said.

“We need to treat that now and see how it develops. It could mean anything from missing six weeks to being back in 10 days because it depends how the
fracture heals.

“It is in such a specific spot and we are going to see how it [the injury] reacts.”

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