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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
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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