Sam Allardyce reveals extent of James McCarthy horror injury
Sam Allardyce has confirmed the extent of James McCarthy’s gruesome injury, as the Republic of Ireland international has suffered a double leg break.
Speaking in a post-match press conference, as quoted by The Sun, Allardyce confrimed that McCarthy had broken both his tibular and fibular in the accidental coming together with Solomon Rondon,
“It’s a tibular 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.”
The injury happened as McCarthy was tracking back, and bravely stuck his leg out to stop Rondon from almost certainly scoring.
His heroics have cost him his season, which is a major blow to Everton as McCarthy is a solid presence in the midfield region.
Allardyce indicates that other defensive errors could have been a causal factor for thie injury occurring, as McCarthy was covering for an underwhelming defines,
“It’s a loss to us from now until the end of the season, it happens in the game of football but not often that severe,
“It was our own fault and our own stupid play in that area, James recovered brilliantly to stop a goal but suffered because of it.”
It is unknown at this time how long the 27-year-old will take to recover, but if his team-mate Seamus Coleman is anything to go by, McCarthy might not see any more football in 2018.
McCarthy was rushed to a local hospital with his parents, who were in attendance at the match.
In other Everton news, it has been reported that Newcaslte United are eyeing a loan move for this out of favour Toffees striker.