The scans came back clear of any tear but the Irish camp did not want to take any risks with the midfielder and he is returning to Finch Farm for treatment that will hopefully enable him to return to action in Everton's home game against West Ham United in 10 days' time.
McCarthy, who turned 24 this week, limped off at the end of Everton's draw at Sunderland on Sunday with strapping around his thigh and an injury that Roberto Martinez hoped was merely down to fatigue.
He appears to have at least strained his hamstring, although it's not clear if is a fresh injury or a recurrence of the problem that sidelined him at the end of September and early October.
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1 Posted 13/11/2014 at 22:22:44
2 Posted 13/11/2014 at 22:23:10
3 Posted 13/11/2014 at 22:22:32
4 Posted 13/11/2014 at 23:09:36
Let's hope it's a matter of being back if not for West Ham next Saturday, then certainly at Spurs on November 30.
5 Posted 13/11/2014 at 23:19:51
6 Posted 14/11/2014 at 01:13:55
For too many of our lads, it's not the end of the world if we fail to win. Mourinho and Guardola wouldn't have them. Neither should we. The level doesn't matter. Those not capable of lung-busting, high-paced sustained desire should hit the road. Pronto.
7 Posted 14/11/2014 at 12:45:44
8 Posted 14/11/2014 at 16:18:46
9 Posted 14/11/2014 at 16:24:14
10 Posted 17/11/2014 at 11:21:09
Any criticism from that source is praise indeed for our manager!
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