Everton midfielder James McCarthy was stretchered off the field during Saturday’s game against West Brom after suffering a double leg break, Everton confirmed after the match.
Video and photos of the incident are below. WARNING: The photos are graphic.
West Brom’s Salomon Rondon attempted to shoot, but instead struck the back of McCarthy’s leg, which was planted when contact was made. McCarthy’s leg snapped. Nearby players immediately reacted hysterically.
The following video shows the play live, from afar, but does not show a replay.
The sight of the injury left Rondon – who was not at fault, but was unfortunately responsible for the injury – in tears. His teammates and manager Alan Pardew attempted to console him while medical personnel attended to McCarthy.
The international TV feed chose to pause the replays right as Rondon kicked McCarthy’s leg, and right before it snapped.
İnşallah kırılmamıştır çok fena.Rondon çok kötü oldu adam şoka girdi. pic.twitter.com/zOW7FwFgAi
— Mahir.A ☆☆☆ (@mahir44alkan) January 20, 2018
Photographers, however, caught the moment of impact, and the immediate aftermath.
Again, a warning: If you get squeamish when seeing these kinds of injuries, it’s best to not scroll down any farther.
McCarthy, obviously, faces a long spell on the sidelines. Here’s hoping he can recover from the injury as fully and as quickly as possible.
Rondon stayed in the game. Everton came back to get a 1-1 draw on Oumar Niasse’s 70th-minute equalizer.
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