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McCarthy confirms successful surgery on double leg break

4:04 AM SGT 25/1/18
James McCarthy Salomon Randon Everton West Brom
After he suffered a double leg break following a challenge with Salomon Rondon, the Everton man has undergone a successful surgery

Everton midfielder James McCarthy has confirmed surgery on the double leg break he suffered in the Premier League on Saturday was a success.

McCarthy sustained the injury via a challenge with West Brom striker Salomon Rondon during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

But, after going under the knife, the Republic of Ireland international confirmed the surgery had gone well and he will now begin his recovery.

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

"And a big thanks to all my family, friends and Olivia. Also cheers for all the messages, I appreciate it."

West Brom's Rondon was left in tears after seeing the extent of the damage caused by his tackle, and sent his best wishes to Mc Carthy via social media after Saturday's game. 

“Absolutely devastated. Rivalries are forgotten about when a colleague suffers such an unlucky injury. Really hope to see you back playing again soon," he stated on Twitter.

The Venezuelan had also promised to visit the Everton man in hospital, while fellow Toffee Seamus Coleman also reached out to McCarthy having suffered a similar leg break. 

"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."