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English Premier League

Double fracture for James McCarthy in Everton draw with West Brom

The 27-year-old breaks his tibia and fibula in a collision with West Brom forward Salomon Rondon

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 January, 2018, 1:47pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 January, 2018, 1:47pm

Everton midfielder James McCarthy suffered a double fracture of his right leg during the 1-1 Premier League draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international broke his tibia and fibula in a collision with West Brom forward Salomon Rondon. Everton manager Sam Allardyce described the injuries as “a big blow for him and us”.

Former Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez gave the visitors the lead in the seventh minute before Everton equalised through Oumar Niasse after 70 minutes.

Everton are ninth in the league with 28 points from 24 games while West Brom are second from bottom on 20 points.