James McCarthy set for surgery tomorrow

Updated: January 22, 2018

Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy will undergo surgery tomorrow on the double leg break he suffered in Everton’s 1-1 draw against West Brom at Goodison Park, it is understood.

Sam Allardyce’s under-performing side claimed their first Premier League point since Boxing Day but their efforts were overshadowed by McCarthy’s horror injury in the second half.

The injury occurred when West Brom striker Salomon Rondon kicked McCarthy’s leg as the midfielder nicked the ball off him.

McCarthy, 27, who was playing in only his third league match of the season after returning from a spell on the sidelines in December, was taken off on a stretcher, while Rondon was left distraught after seeing the injury.

Rondon tweeted: “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.”

Allardyce confirmed after the game that the midfielder will be out of action until next season.