Everton’s James McCarthy suffered a horrific reported double leg break injury after a tackle from West Brom’s Salomón Rondón. The injury occurred around the hour mark of Everton’s game with West Brom at Goodison Park.
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Everton’s official Twitter account described the injury as, “Heart-breaking moment for James McCarthy as he is stretchered off with what looks like a broken leg after a last-ditch challenge. Thoughts with James. #EFC.”
Former Everton legend, Gary Lineker, who was watching the game for the BBC described seeing West Brom’s Salomón Rondón as “in floods of tears despite being blameless.”
McCarthy’s Everton career has been dogged by injuries, most notably to his hamstring. Those issues deeply affected the relationship between Everton and the Republic of Ireland as both sides accused the other of rushing the player back from injury.
The game was supposed to be remembered as Theo Walcott’s Everton debut following his move from Arsenal during the week. At the time of McCarthy’s injury, Everton was losing 1-0 to a Jay Rodriguez goal in the first half. McCarthy was replaced by Wayne Rooney, ten minutes later Niasse scored to equalize for the Toffees.