Everton's James McCarthy nearing return from broken leg
Last Updated: 04/09/18 2:20pm
Everton midfielder James McCarthy is set to return to training at the end of the month after suffering a broken leg early this year.
The Republic of Ireland international sustained a double compound fracture of his right leg in a challenge with Salomon Rondon during the 1-1 draw with West Brom at Goodison Park on January 20.
McCarthy has been rehabilitating since undergoing an operation a few days after the injury, but will be gradually integrated into the first-team set-up later this month.
"He is progressing well," Everton manager Marco Silva told the Liverpool Echo.
"We expect in the next weeks to start, slow-by-slow and step-by-step, working with the team."
McCarthy has made over 100 appearances for Everton since joining them from Wigan in 2013 for £13m.
His time on Merseyside has been hampered by injuries, though, and he had already been sidelined for much of last season with knee and hamstring injuries before breaking his leg.