Aug 16, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
2-2
Everton
Ulloa (22'), Wood (86')
Moore (71')
FT(HT: 1-2)
McGeady (20'), Naismith (45')
Barry (68')

Ross Barkley faces six-week layoff with leg injury

Everton's Ross Barkley celebrates after scoring the opening goal against QPR during their FA Cup third round match on January 4, 2013
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Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley could miss up to six weeks of action with a leg injury picked up on the eve of the Premier League season.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is expected to miss the first six weeks of the season with a leg injury.

The England international left Toffees training with his leg in a brace, 24 hours before the Merseysiders begin their Premier League season with a trip to Leicester City.

He will undergo a scan tomorrow to discover the extent of the problem, but an initial diagnosis suggests that Roberto Martinez may have to make do without the 20-year-old for at least a month.

The news will come as a huge blow to Everton, with Barkley having emerged as one of the country's top young talents following a season in which he scored seven goals in 38 games and made his international debut.

Barkley signed a new five-year contract at Goodison Park last month to ward off interest from Chelsea.

Leicester City player with the Championship trophy on May 3, 2014
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