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Tuesday 16 October 2018

James McCarthy offers positive update after having surgery on his horrific double leg break

Screengrab taken from the Instagram account of James McCarthy (jamesmccarthy90), of James McCarthy after undergoing surgery on his broken leg. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 24, 2018. Everton midfielder James McCarthy has announced that surgery on his broken leg has been successful. The Republic of Ireland international suffered compound fractures to his tibia and fibia in a challenge on Salomon Rondon during last Saturday's Premier League clash against West Brom at Goodison Park. See PA story SOCCER Everton McCarthy. Photo credit should read jamesmccarthy90/Instagram/PA Wire. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Screengrab taken from the Instagram account of James McCarthy (jamesmccarthy90), of James McCarthy after undergoing surgery on his broken leg. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 24, 2018. Everton midfielder James McCarthy has announced that surgery on his broken leg has been successful. The Republic of Ireland international suffered compound fractures to his tibia and fibia in a challenge on Salomon Rondon during last Saturday's Premier League clash against West Brom at Goodison Park. See PA story SOCCER Everton McCarthy. Photo credit should read jamesmccarthy90/Instagram/PA Wire. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Andy Hampson

Everton midfielder James McCarthy has announced that surgery on his broken leg has been successful.

The Republic of Ireland international suffered compound fractures to his tibia and fibia in a challenge on Salomon Rondon during last Saturday's Premier League clash against West Brom at Goodison Park.

Rondon was left in tears on the pitch after seeing the extent of the sickening injury, which was completely accidental, and later said he was "absolutely devastated".

McCarthy, 27, will miss the rest of the season but has posted a social media update of himself in good spirits in hospital.

McCarthy wrote on Instagram: "Just a quick message to say that my operation went well, thanks to all the staff involved! And a big thanks to all my family, friends and Olivia. Also cheers for all the messages, I appreciate it."

The message was accompanied with a picture of McCarthy smiling in bed.

West Brom responded with a tweet saying: "Great news."

McCarthy's Everton and Republic of Ireland team-mate Seamus Coleman, who is close to returning to action after breaking his leg last March, has also offered words of encouragement.

Coleman told the club's website, www.evertonfc.com: "It was obviously heartbreaking for me to see. That's nothing to do with my own injury - it's because he is a very close friend. He is someone I really admire and it wasn't nice to see.

"James will be back from it. Now I want to go out there every week and do as well as I possibly can to show James that he will be back and he will be fine."

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