West Brom went ahead when Jay Rodriguez slotted the ball past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the seventh minute after Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak struck a sublime pass in behind the defence with the outside of his right foot. He's paid a heavy price for his commitment there.
Ireland captain Seamus Coleman, who is recovering from a broken leg suffered previous year, was seen leaving his seat in the stands and heading towards the changing rooms as McCarthy was being taken off the field.
McCarthy made a last-ditch tackle to prevent Salomon Rondon from shooting at goal. I think it very much depends on the specialist or surgeon that deals with it.More news: UGG comforters recalled due to mold risks
We wish him a speedy recovery..
The news will resonate strongly with Ireland and Everton fans, following Seamus Coleman's leg break against Wales a year ago.
Ireland and Everton midfielder James McCarthy appeared to suffer a serious injury thought to be a leg break during the match against West Brom. However, In the second-half, he tried to block a Rondon shot only for Rondon's swinging boot to catch the back of his calf. Rondon was left in tears after seeing McCarthy in agony and spoke to him before he left the pitch.More news: Nokia Oyj (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Shares are sluggish -1.41% in premarket trade
According to the BBC, the midfielder suffered a double leg break (two breaks in the one leg, not two legs, just in case you were wondering).
The Irish worldwide has struggled with hamstring injuries over the past 18 months.
And his tackle proved even more valuable just after play restarted following his substitution when Oumar Niasse scored to earn a draw.More news: Portland not on Amazon HQ short list