James McCarthy posts Everton injury update on Instagram

Everton's Scottish-born Irish midfielder James McCarthy (C) is shown a yellow card during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge...

Everton midfielder James McCarthy suffered a double leg break earlier this season.

James McCarthy of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on January 20, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton midfielder James McCarthy has delivered an upbeat injury update on Instagram as he continues his recovery from a double leg break suffered in January.

The 27-year-old broke both his tibia and fibula in a tangle with West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon, in what was an unfortunate injury after only just recovering from a long-term hamstring problem.

James McCarthy of Everton is challenged by Gareth Barry of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on January 20,...

The Republic of Ireland international is yet to put a timescale on his injury, but is certain to be ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to correct the problem.

Posting on Instagram, the former Wigan and Hamilton midfielder told Everton fans that he is "on the road to recovery" though, in what will come as a boost to fans ahead of the 2018-19 season.

 

On road to recovery ‍♂️ Thanks for all the messages

A post shared by James McCarthy (@jamesmccarthy90) on

The Glasgow-born midfielder had managed just six appearances in all competitions this season before suffering the injury, and has since been replaced by the likes of Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies and Wayne Rooney in central midfield.

It remains to be seen whether McCarthy's long-term future remains at Goodison Park as his injury-prone reputation worsens, with two years remaining on a contract reportedly worth £50,000 a week.

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