There’s some awful news coming out of Goodison Park this afternoon, as Everton took on West Brom.
While the game ended 1-1, Everton’s James McCarthy was stretchered off the pitch midway through the second-half with a suspected broken leg, after a freak clash with Baggie’s striker Salomon Rondon.
On the 58th minute, McCarthy and Rondon challenged for the ball inside Everton’s box, with Rondon seemingly preparing to shoot when he was tackled by the Toffee’s star.
Rondon then accidentally kicked the back of McCarthy’s leg – leaving the Republic of Ireland international stricken on the floor.
And as soon as Rondon saw what had happened to his opponent, he broke down in tears, sickened at the sight.
As you’d expect, tributes and well wishes have been all over Twitter.
Seamus Coleman – who himself is recovering from a broken leg he suffered last year while playing for his country – was reportedly seen leaving his seat in the directors’ box to wait for his club and international teammate.
Certainly not something we ever like to see happen in the game.
We all wish McCarthy a full and speedy recovery.