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James McCarthy Suffers Horror Double Leg Break

James McCarthy Suffers Horror Double Leg Break

James McCarthy has suffered a double broken leg today after an innocuous challenge with Salomón Rondón, the club has confirmed. The injury left the Everton central midfield requiring oxygen on the field.

McCarthy, who had only recently returned from injury, had started in central midfield for Sam Allardyce's side and seemed to be developing a relationship with Morgan Schneiderlin. However, In the second-half, he tried to block a Rondon shot only for Rondon's swinging boot to catch the back of his calf.

There was an instant realisation what had happened, as Rondon broke into tears and had to be consulted by his manager, Alan Pardew. McCarthy's team-mates rushed to his side to console him until the medical staff came on. He was then stretchered away and taken to hospital.

Irish captain Seamus Coleman left his seat in the director's box to go and console McCarthy.

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The 27-year-old has already had a tough stretch with injuries, fingers crossed he recovers as quickly as possible and without complication.

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