Ireland international James Mccarthy suffered a double leg break in the 58th minute after an accidental kick from behind by West Brom’s Salomon Rondon. Mccarthy attempted to block the shot on goal and Rondon kicked his calf at full strength instead of the ball.
Everton Manager Sam Allardyce said the 27-year-old’s tibia and fibula were both broken in the post match conference.
He said: “It’s a tibular and fibular fracture compounded. A very nasty injury.
“He’s paid a heavy price for his bravery and commitment. It’s a big blow for him and us.
The incident left Venezuelan international Salomon Rondon in tears as he gestured for the physios to make their way to the pitch.
Play was stopped for almost ten minutes as medics attended to the injured player while he lay in agony on the floor.
The doctors supported his broken leg as they fitted a splint before moving him to a stretcher.
Everton went behind early in the first half via a Jay Rodriguez goal but substitute Oumar Niasse would came on to score and prevent a loss as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.