Everton's James McCarthy Stretchered Off After Suspected Broken Leg

Audrey Hill
January 21, 2018

Everton midfielder James McCarthy has suffered a horrific double leg break after Salomon Rondon accidentally kicked his leg in an attempted shot on goal.

Shortly after the incident Baye Oumar Niasse equalised for the Baggies to cancel out Jay Rodriguez's early goal and rescue a point for the visitors.

As Rondon followed through, it snapped McCarthy's leg.

Medics rushed onto the field to treat McCarthy with Rondon in tears having seen the after-effects close up and Seamus Coleman, only just recovered from a serious double fracture of the leg himself, was seen leaving his seat in the directors' box apparently to be with his Republic of Ireland teammate.

Unsurprisingly, a number of fans wanted to respond to Rondon's message to his opponent, and numerous Everton fans showed their class with their replies to the West Brom striker.

McCarthy picked up the injury as he made a challenge on Rondon, who immediately signalled to the sidelines that the 27-year-old required treatment.

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Just as Rondon pulled the trigger to shoot, McCarthy's planted his foot in front of the Venezuelan.

Initial fears were that the Republic of Ireland global, 27, may have suffered a double leg break in the Premier League clash and Everton manager Sam Allardyce confirmed the worst at full-time.

The Irish global was stretchered off and early reports are that McCarthy has suffered a double fracture of his right leg. "He's paid a heavy price for his commitment there", said Allardyce.

We wish him a speedy recovery.


The Glasgow-born central midfielder has been with Everton since 2013 when he joined for £13m from Wigan Athletic, linking up with former manager Roberto Martinez.

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