James McCarthy injury: Everton midfielder recovering after operation

James McCarthy is stretchered off the pitch during the 1-1 draw with West Brom
James McCarthy is stretchered off the pitch during the 1-1 draw with West Brom

Everton midfielder James McCarthy has undergone a successful operation after suffering a freak injury on Saturday.

The 27-year-old fractured both the tibia and fibula in his right leg as he tackled West Brom's Salomon Rondon during the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

The Republic of Ireland international is out for the season but was in good spirits after undergoing surgery.

"Just a quick message to say that my operation went well, thanks to all the staff involved!" he said on Instagram.

McCarthy had only returned from an injury lay-off at the end of December and was playing just his fourth league game of the season.

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