Everton's McCarthy suffers HORRIFIC double leg break
Everton star James McCarthy suffered a sickening double broken leg in a freak accident with West Brom striker Salomon Rondon.
Rondon was preparing to shoot when he was tackled by Everton star McCarthy during the Premier League clash at Goodison Park. But the West Brom ace accidentally kicked the back of McCarthy's leg - leaving the Republic of Ireland international stricken on the floor. Afterwards, Toffees boss Allardyce says the 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international has broken his tibia and fibula in the clash. He said: "It's a tubular and fibular fracture compounded. A very nasty injury. He's paid a heavy price for his bravery and commitment. It's a big blow for him and us.”
As soon as Rondon saw what had happened to his opponent he broke down in tears, sickened at the sight. He then chased referee Stuart Attwell pleading with him to call the Everton physios onto the pitch to help comfort McCarthy. While Everton players rushed to help their injured teammate, West Brom players were left to console the Venezuelan forward.
Play was held up for almost ten minutes as medics rushed to give oxygen to 27-year-old McCarthy while he lay in agony on the floor. Doctors took time to ensure his right leg was kept supported as they fitted a splint before moving him onto a stretcher.