Republic of Ireland internationalist James McCarthy suffers double leg fracture

Sun, Jan 21 2018

McCarthy alongside Shane Duffy at Republic of Ireland training. Credit: Extratime team

Ireland international James McCarthy suffered a double leg fracture in yesterday's 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park.


Having just broken his way back into Sam Allardyce’s Everton side following a nightmare injury spell on the side-lines which kept him out for 10 months, this double fracture will be a big blow to both himself and his club.


While attempting to block a shot from West Brom’s Salomon Rondon around the hour mark of yesterdays game, the Irish international collided with his Venezuelan opponent which left him in agony.


Frantically trying to get the referees attention following the sickening collision, Rondon was left in tears having been involved in the incident.


After the game Everton’s manager Sam Allardyce revealed the serious nature of McCarthy’s injury.


“James has fractured his tibia and fibula. He’s paid a heavy price for his bravery and commitment. It’s a big blow for him and us.


“It’s a loss to us from now until the end of the season. It happens in the game of football but not often that severe. It was our own fault and our own stupid play in that area. James recovered brilliantly to stop a goal but suffered because of it.”


As well as this, Rondon released a classy tribute to McCarthy via his official twitter account in wishing him a quick recovery.


“Absolutely devastated. Rivalries are forgotten about when a colleague suffers such an unlucky injury. Really hope to see you back playing again soon, @JMcCarthy_16,” the Baggies forward tweeted.