LONDON (AFP) - Everton's rising England star Ross Barkley has fractured a toe, the English Premier League football club announced on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old midfielder suffered the injury during Everton's FA Cup third-round win over Queens Park Rangers and sat out Saturday's 2-0 defeat of Norwich City in the Premier League.
In a statement, Everton said that Barkley had a "small fracture" and was likely to be out of action for between three and six weeks.
Everton left-back Leighton Baines spent a month out of action prior to Christmas after picking up a similar injury.
Barkley has been one of the breakthrough stars of the current Premier League season and has been tipped for a place in the England squad for the World Cup in Brazil.