Everton's James McCarthy confirms operation on broken leg is successful
By Calum Wilson
Last Updated: 24/01/18 5:16pm
Everton's James McCarthy has confirmed that he has undergone a successful operation after suffering a double leg break.
The Republic of Ireland midfielder sustained the injury after colliding with West Brom's Salomon Rondon in the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Everton posted a photo of McCarthy in hospital on their official Twitter page to confirm the surgery on his broken tibia and fibula had been a success, along with a thank you message from the 27-year-old.
Seamus Coleman, who himself made a long-awaited return to action in an Everton's U23 match on Tuesday after suffering a double leg break in March 2017, is hoping his own rehabilitation will inspire McCarthy.
"It was obviously heartbreaking for me to see," Coleman told Everton's official website. "That's nothing to do with my own injury - it's because he is a very close friend. He is someone I really admire and it wasn't nice to see.
"James will be back from it.
"I want to go out there every week and do as well as I possibly can to show James that he will be back and he will be fine."
Rondon, who was visibly upset after the incident at the weekend, posted a message of support for McCarthy after the game.
Former Everton player Ross Barkley also took to Twitter on Saturday to wish his old team-mate a speedy recovery.