The midfielder was passed fit to play despite picking up a knock against Lille but was caught late by Sunderland's Jordi Gomez with just nine minutes gone of today's match and had to be stretchered off.
"I'm happy to confirm that it's not the broken leg we were worried about," Martinez said afterwards.
"There is damage to the ankle that we must assess."
Barry has been virtually ever-present for Everton this season but must now wait to find out how long he will be sidelined with what could be damage to the ligaments.
Martinez has already lost John Stones to a similar injury this season and also has James McCarthy as a fresh injury concern after he pulled up with a hamstring problem late in the match. The Irishman finished the game with his upper leg strapped but Martinez says he too will need to be looked at by the club's medical staff.
"It is a concern, he needs assessing and hopefully it is just fatigue," Martinez said of McCarthy.
"It's important to have Darron Gibson, who is still working his way back to full match fitness. Him and Besic give good competition."
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1 Posted 09/11/2014 at 17:02:48
Just as he was playing into form too!! Get well soon
2 Posted 09/11/2014 at 17:29:04
3 Posted 09/11/2014 at 18:36:07
The whole Premier League structure has to be setting itself up for a massive fall at some point in the future. Football can't be any different from the real world where financial crises is an inevitable result of poor financial management.
4 Posted 09/11/2014 at 18:46:15
People have been saying that on here for years, predicting financial meltdown of the Premier League.
Instead, the financial side gets more massive in leaps and bounds, an endless upward curve, with no sign of the 'bubble' bursting. I'm not saying it won't... but how long can something be sustained while supposedly being unsustainable?
5 Posted 09/11/2014 at 18:54:11
Whenever I see these weekly salaries in black and white it just stuns me. Particularly when the teams that are paying them are allegedly in financial crisis themselves.
When an economy as big as the USA can go into financial meltdown how the hell does the Prem keep its head above water?
One of life's conundrums I guess!
6 Posted 09/11/2014 at 19:14:00
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8 Posted 09/11/2014 at 19:51:19
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10 Posted 09/11/2014 at 20:21:50
11 Posted 09/11/2014 at 21:42:35
I'm even more stunned now..and I don't stun easily.
12 Posted 09/11/2014 at 21:45:10
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14 Posted 09/11/2014 at 21:55:40
15 Posted 09/11/2014 at 22:26:01
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17 Posted 10/11/2014 at 01:27:41
18 Posted 10/11/2014 at 08:24:09
19 Posted 10/11/2014 at 08:28:50
20 Posted 10/11/2014 at 08:48:36
I have not known a season where every week a player seems to be sustaining a new lasting injury.
It's bad enough losing Barry who keeps things ticking along but McCarthy would kill us. The prospect of Gibson playing that many is remote whilst Besic and Barkley wouldn't be greatly disciplined.
Hard times indeed.
21 Posted 10/11/2014 at 09:27:59
We have Besic to cover Barry and perhaps Oviedo will soon be playing again.
I really hope that McCarthy is OK as I do not see Gibson in his role long term.
22 Posted 10/11/2014 at 10:49:25
23 Posted 10/11/2014 at 14:42:01
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25 Posted 10/11/2014 at 15:36:01
26 Posted 10/11/2014 at 16:04:48
27 Posted 10/11/2014 at 16:05:25
He is not fit to shine BarryÂs shoes. And as for Gibson, donÂt even start me. Sorry, but now we are in a bit of a pickle. Just hope our CDÂs keep fit... lose one of them and weÂve really had it.
28 Posted 10/11/2014 at 16:37:22
29 Posted 10/11/2014 at 18:03:32
Hopefully McCarthy will be sent packing.
30 Posted 11/11/2014 at 01:59:16
31 Posted 11/11/2014 at 14:33:59
Besic is rather prone to picking up cards for silly tackles. Still learning where he can and can't get stuck in I think... but I think he has the potential of being a class act for us once it all comes together.
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