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Sunday 16 June 2019

Everton’s James McCarthy suffers double leg break against West Brom

Salomon Rondon was left in tears after seeing McCarthy’s injury close up.

James McCarthy
James McCarthy

By Carl Markham, Press Association Sport

Everton midfielder James McCarthy suffered a double leg break against West Brom on Saturday afternoon which manager Sam Allardyce described as an “awful injury”.

Allardyce was speaking after the Toffees confirmed the 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international had broken his tibia and fibula after Salomon Rondon’s follow-through from a shot connected with his right leg.

Medics rushed onto the field to treat McCarthy, with Rondon in tears having seen the after-effects close up.

Allardyce added: “We’ll do the operation as quick as we can.

“He’s paid a heavy price for his commitment there. A big blow for him and us.

“This will keep him out until next season at some stage.”

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