Post by Everton News. on Jan 20, 2018 18:30:30 GMT
Manager Sam Allardyce said the thoughts of everyone at Everton are with James McCarthy after the midfielder suffered a suspected double leg fracture during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
The Republic of Ireland international was stretchered off after being involved in a 61st-minute challenge with Salomón Rondón at Goodison Park.
McCarthy, 27, only returned from a spate of hamstring issues at the turn of the year and Allardyce said: “It’s a tib and fib fracture, and compounded as well. It’s a nasty one.
“He was getting sharper and sharper and fitter and fitter with every game.
“I don’t know [if he’ll be operated on tonight], but we’ll do it as quickly as we possibly can. I think it very much depends on the specialist or surgeon that deals with it.
“The tib and fib are broken and it’s because of his really brave efforts to try to stop West Brom’s possible goalscoring opportunity. He’s paid a heavy price for his commitment there.
“He’s missed so many games and we’d actually thought we’d overcome the little problems he’d been having, and he’s been playing regularly.
“Now this is one serious injury that we know will keep him out until next season at some stage and it’s a big blow.
“All of us wish James well and hope that he will recover as quickly as possible.”
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."
Everton’s Seamus Coleman says he will be with the injured James McCarthy every step of the way as the Irish international recovers from a double leg break at the weekend.
Coleman suffered a similar injury and made his first appearance back in semi-competitive football last night, and said that he knows exactly how McCarthy – who underwent surgery today – will be feeling.
He said, “We have had a few of the lads at the Club who have come back from long-term injury.
“Yannick has recently made his return and been great and in terms of myself, I have just worked hard every day and fully believed that I will be back out there. If your mind is strong then you have no doubts.
“You have to keep that belief and I know James will. The first days and weeks aren’t the best and there will be a little bit of pain.
“But he is a strong person with a great family around him. I’ll be there for him every step of the way. I know the little aches and pains he will be feeling week by week so I will do all I can to make sure he gets that motivation from the outside looking in.
“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. I suppose my first interviews [when I’m back] have changed a bit because 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.
“Every time I step out at Goodison or at training I will be doing all I can to be as good as I can be so that he can watch Match of the Day or whatever and see that there is a way back. I have no doubt James will be okay.”
Everton look set to welcome James McCarthy back to first-team action this weekend after 10 months out with a double leg fracture. The Irishman suffered a horror leg break during an accidental collision with then-West Brom striker Salomon Rondon which left the big Venezuelan in tears.