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.”