Sam Allardyce reveals potential return date of Everton’s James McCarthy

By Scott Morris

Sooner than expected

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has revealed when the club are hoping James McCarthy can return from a double leg break and it’s sooner than expected.

The Irishman suffered a horror injury during a clash with West Brom towards the beginning of the year.

Soloman Rondon attempted a shot and unintentionally kicked McCarthy in the back of his leg, breaking it.

The striker was visibly worried about the Irishman and shook up over the incident which was later confirmed to be as bad as it looked.

(Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

With the seriousness of that injury, you would have expected the player to not return until 2019 at the earliest.

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Though, Sam Allardyce has amazingly claimed that the player *could* be back in time for pre-season.

“It is down to the specialist and them saying if and when James can start moving forward,” Allardyce told evertonfc.com. 

“The specialist will guide us on how far we can go and with a bit of luck we can look forward to James starting the next pre-season with us.

“He has had some time back at home.

“He will probably rejoin us in the next few days on a regular basis to start getting some mobility into his ankle, particularly because it has been in a set position for such a long time.”

Should McCarthy return in the summer, it would be a huge boost for Everton as they go into a new season with new hope.

Whether Sam Allardyce will be there to oversee that is yet to be seen.

Everton draw up shortlist of managers to replace Sam Allardyce

Allardyce’s time at Everton is seemingly on borrowed time.

That is because Farhad Moshiri is seemingly ready to sack the Englishman in the summer.

Now, he’s even started drawing up a shortlist.

Click here to find out which bosses are on it. 

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