Players from all over the country took to Twitter last night to wish Bryan Oviedo a speedy recovery.
The game had potential banana skin written all over it but Roberto Martinez - whose Wigan side knocked Everton out of the competition en route to Wembley success.
Two first half goals from Steven Naismith were later joined by strikes from out of favour pair Johnny Heitinga and Magaye Gueye - as Graham Westley saw his boys collapse to Premier League opposition.
Unfortunately however, the result was far from the biggest story coming out of the game.
That unwelcome attention falls on the hands of Costa Rican utility man Bryan Oviedo.
The former Copenhagen star has had a breakout season for Everton this term - scoring crucial goals against Stoke City and Manchester United the highlights so far.
WIth that in mind he was likely look forward to the rest of the season as an Everton regular - and then a World Cup in which he would take on England at the Group Stage.
That now seems unlikely.
Oviedo suffered a sickening double leg break whilst going in for a challenge with Simon Heslop - and required lengthy treatment on the pitch.
As of yet it is too soon to put a timescale on any such recovery - but a year out seems a definite possibility.
And Oviedo, known to Everton fans as ‘Baby’, is also considered one of the more friendky, humble and genuine of Premier League … so it was no surprise to see so many Tweets of support for the player from players across the country…
Here are a few...
Like to wish Bryan Oviedo a speedy recover after the terrible injury he got today.— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) January 25, 2014
Enjoyable evening in cold, wet Stevenage with @btsport Solid performance from Everton. Get well soon Brian Oviedo.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) January 25, 2014
Come on @Bryan_Oviedo !! We hope that it is as little as possible. Todos contigo.— Gerard Deulofeu (@gerardeulofeu) January 25, 2014
Hope Oviedo makes a full recovery, that looked horrible.— John Ruddy (@Johnruddy86) January 25, 2014
Oviedo so unlucky! Horrible to see!— sean morrison (@seanmorrison_91) January 25, 2014
Meanwhile Oviedo himself soon took to Twitter to thank all the well wishers for their kind words ... and we hope to see him back in action very soon.
Thank you everyone at this difficult moment. You all are in my heart.— Bryan Oviedo (@Bryan_Oviedo) January 25, 2014
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