Everton's Idrissa Gueye (L) in action against Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (R)
Thursday Jan 25, 2018. 10:00
Gueye’s Everton FC teammate James McCarthy sustained a double leg break during their 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The Republic of Ireland international sustained the injury after colliding with West Brom striker Salomon Rondon during an English Premier League encounter at the Goodison Park.
The club has since posted a photo of McCarthy in hospital on their official Twitter page to confirm the surgery on his broken tibia and fibula had been a success, along with a thank you message from the 27-year-old.
Gueye, who is a Senegal international, has been sadden by his teammate’s horrific injury.
“I feel terrible for @JMcCarthy_16 I am praying you recover and come back stronger my man,” Gueye said on Twitter.
In March 2017, Gueye’s other Everton teammate Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland sustained a double leg break during a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Wales.
The highly-rated defender recently made a long-awaited return to action in an Everton's U23 match on Tuesday.
Gueye and his Blues teammates will face Leicester City in a league match at the Goodison Park next week Wednesday.
Everton will not be taking part in the FA Cup 4th round this weekend as they were knocked out of the competition by their fierce rivals, Liverpool FC earlier this month.