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James McCarthy | Midfielder | #16

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 159

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The Republic of Ireland squad received an unexpected boost in the wake of what Martin O’Neill described as his worst injury crisis in three years.
Already without the suspended Robbie Brady for the Group D qualifier against Wales, O’Neill’s squad has been decimated by injury after Wes Hoolahan, Harry Arter, Shane Duffy were confirmed absentees along with Newcastle trio Ciaran Clark, Rob Elliot and Daryl Murphy. However, after all but ruling James McCarthy out earlier this week, the Everton midfielder could make a surprise appearance at the Aviva Stadium. "He is improving very quickly," O’Neill said during Thursday afternoons press conference. "He's done some work. He's feeling much better so we'll assess it." Ireland currently top the group and another victory, against the unbeaten Welsh, would see them move seven-points ahead of their rivals at the midway point of this qualification campaign. Mar 23 - 10:36 AM
Source: RTE.ie

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Everton will have to cope without midfielder James McCarthy for the next few weeks due to a hamstring injury.

Manager Ronald Koeman confirmed the injury kept McCarthy out of the club's 3-0 win against West Brom on Saturday. The injury-prone midfielder has already missed 11 league games due to injury, but it may clear up a crowded midfield selection crisis for Koeman. Said the manager: "James, again, he has some problems on his hamstring. It happened at the beginning of last week, that is really painful for himself but also for me because I like him and we like to progress with, continue with James. It is not a big hamstring, maybe he will be out for one or two weeks, but I am really disappointed about that."
Mar 12 - 9:21 AM

Everton is finally on the back end of its injury troubles with Kevin Mirallas and James McCarthy due back this weekend.

The midfielders missed the club's scoreless draw with Middlesbrough in Week 25 due to a pair of knocks, but are set to return to training this week ahead of the club's weekend match with Sunderland. It comes as welcome news with Romelu Lukaku close to full fitness and Muhamed Besic nearing a return from a long-term injury in the midst of an eight-game unbeaten streak. Said manager Ronald Koeman: "They are progressing well. We knew that they would not play in the friendly this Friday but next week, from Tuesday on, they will be available for all the training sessions. Normally they would be fit for the weekend of Sunderland."
Source: Goal.com
Feb 19 - 4:07 AM

Everton will have to continue without James McCarthy and Maarten Stekelenburg for the upcoming FA Cup weekend.

Manager Ronald Koeman confirmed the duo will need more time to recover from injuries that have kept them out for the past month and won't be available to face Leicester City in the FA Cup, whil remaining doubts for a big Week 21 match against Manchester City. Meanwhile, Aaron Lennon is also a doubt for the upcoming week. Said Koeman: "James [McCarthy] still isn’t in the team training. He may or may not be ready for the game against Manchester City next week. Maarten [Stekelenburg] is still out. It was a dead leg and we probably expected to have him back in training a little bit sooner. Normally, he will start training with our goalkeeper coach for the first time tomorrow, then we will see."
Jan 6 - 12:24 PM

The injury problems keep piling on midfielder James McCarthy, who is now set for another spell on the sidelines.

The Irish international has only featured in seven Premier League matches this season after a slew of minor injuries has kept him out for much of the year. But now, after regaining his start in the starting lineup, manager Ronald Koeman said McCarthy will miss the next few weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in the Merseyside derby on Monday. "McCarthy is out with a slight hamstring and that's bad news because he was doing well," Koeman said. "I am worried because of his many muscle problems but I think he can be back in two or three weeks."
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 06:27:00 PM

James McCarthy could miss the entire festive fixture program after he picked up a muscular injury on Monday night against Liverpool.

The Everton midfielder appeared to overstretch towards the end of the first half but was given the chance to see out the remaining five minutes, after treatment, while Gareth Barry was sent to warm-up. However, the Republic of Ireland international did not appear for the second forty-five and Ronald Koeman confirmed post-match that McCarthy had suffered a hamstring strain, the extent of which would be determined by further tests over the next 24-48hrs. Barry was rested in the 2-1 win over Arsenal [GW16] and Koeman named an unchanged side for the Merseyside derby, but McCarthy's latest setback, is likely to earn the 35-year-old a recall in the upcoming matches against Leicester, Hull and Southampton. The Everton boss will also run the rule over goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg after he was forced off with a leg injury following a collision with teammate Leighton Baines.
Source: RTE.ie
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 02:20:00 PM

James McCarthy is facing another spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury during training.

Ronald Koeman criticised Martin O’Neill earlier this month for his treatment of the Toffees midfielder during the recent international break and Everton’s worst fears have been realised. The Dutchman claimed McCarthy was "massively overloaded" after playing 171 World Cup Qualifying minutes across two games, just four days apart, having spent the previous six weeks recovering from groin surgery. The Everton boss accused the Republic of Ireland of "killing the player" and McCarthy was restricted to a role from the bench at Manchester City. However, the 25-year-old did not travel with the group to Turf Moor in game week nine, and Koeman later confirmed that his absence was caused by a hamstring tear sustained in training which could keep McCarthy out until the end of November.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 10:29:00 AM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed in his pre-match news conference that James McCarthy and Darron Gibson remain sidelined.

The Irish midfield duo each required minor groin operations after suffering injuries prior to the most recent international break. Gibson has been relegated to a secondary role this season due to the club's gridlock in midfielder, which has even forced McCarthy into a wing-back position to make room for summer signing Idrissa Gueye. They are expected back after the next international break. Said Koeman: "Darron had a groin operation and he will be out the normal time - the same as James McCarthy, around three weeks."
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 05:30:00 PM

James McCarthy could require surgery to remedy an ongoing groin problem with Everton likely to make a decision this week.

McCarthy has had an indifferent start under the stewardship of Ronald Koeman. Having played in the opener against Tottenham, he was then restricted to just 38 minutes at the Hawthorns after the Toffees boss opted for a change of tactics following a poor start. Named in the starting XI for the midweek cup game versus Yeovil Town, McCarthy lasted an hour before he was forced off with what Koeman initially described as a minor knock. However, speaking the press on Saturday, the Dutchman revealed that McCarthy’s injury was a lot more serious than first thought: "He has a groin problem. We need to decide if it is operation, yes or no." The 25-year-old has struggled because of injury since late 2015, spending over three-months on the sidelines, but following his involvement at Euro 2016, McCarthy was believed he was over the niggling issues which have hampered his year.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 07:35:00 AM

Everton midfielder James McCarthy is confident he will be fit in time for the Euro 2016 opener against Sweden on June 13.

McCarthy picked up a muscular injury on the final day of the Premier League season and has been working hard to prove his fitness after Martin O’Neill named the 25-year-old in his European Championship squad. "Yes, I should be fine," revealed McCarthy when asked if he could play in the Republic of Ireland’s first match. "I've trained with the team the last couple of days and hopefully now I can step it up. It's obviously good to be back training again with the squad and hopefully now I can kick on and step up the fitness." Robbie Keane and Jon Walters watched on from the sidelines as the pair continue their recovery from training ground calf injuries.
Source: BT Sport
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 01:06:00 PM

Martin O’Neill has gambled on James McCarthy and Robbie Keane being fit for the Euro 2016 group matches after naming the pair in his 23-man squad.

McCarthy suffered a muscular strain on the final day of the Premier League season, but he has started light sessions and is making steady progress. Keane on the other hand picked up a calf injury in training on Saturday and his availability for the opener versus Sweden on June 13 hangs in the balance. "Robbie thinks that he could be [fit for the first game]. If it's not, he thinks he'll be fit for the second game. That's the thoughts at this minute. But I'm not a doctor. He is the captain of the side," said O'Neill. Shay Given was also named in the squad following a season blighted by injury, but a thigh problem was enough to keep AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter out of this summers’ tournament.
Source: BT Sport
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 04:25:00 AM

Everton midfielder James McCarthy has shaken off an injury-plagued season to be fit for the European championships this summer in France.

The Everton standout missed eight Premier League games this season due to multiple injuries and picked up a thigh injury over the final weeks of the season. The injury has kept McCarthy out of training with the Irish team as they prepare for friendlies against the Netherlands and Belarus, but Republic of Ireland head coach Martin O'Neill confirmed that he will be fit for the tournament in less than three weeks' time: "The doctor tells me James is making good progress," said O'Neill. "He's got a little bit of time. James has been an important part of the team over the last two years. It's one of those things you just want to be right rather than rushing back."
Thu, May 26, 2016 12:54:00 AM

James McCarthy is expected to miss Fridays’ friendly international against the Netherlands after failing to shake off the thigh injury he suffered on the final day of the season.

The 25-year-old midfielder was forced off during the second half of the 3-0 win over Norwich City and hasn't recovered sufficiently for his countries first European Championship warm-up match. There is no suggestion at this stage that McCarthy will not be ready for the tournament opener versus Sweden on June 13, although he will continue to receive treatment. Elsewhere, Shane Long is expected to face the Oranje despite limping out of yesterdays’ open training session after taking a whack to the knee. The Southampton forward has been in excellent form and will play a key role in Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland team.
Source: Setanta.com
Wed, May 25, 2016 07:23:00 AM

James McCarthy received his second yellow card in the 52nd minute and, as a result, his teammates were forced to play defensively to secure a nil-nil draw.

The Toffees played well in the second half despite being a man down but couldn't beat Wayne Hennessey and had to settle for a nil-nil draw. McCarthy will miss the first of Everton's two Week 34 matches as a result of the suspension but he will be available for the Liverpool derby next mid-week and then the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United after that.
Source: espnfc.com
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 05:09:00 PM

James McCarthy pounced on a Watford mistake in first half stoppage time to score the opener only to see it equalized two minutes later on a Toffees mistake.

It was a sloppy match all around. There were moves that looked like they could be half chances or even better for both sides but it never really materialized into anything as the only goals were off of mistakes in first half stoppage time. Romelu Lukaku was a lonely figure at the point of the Everton attack for most of the match. He had three reasonable chances in the late going but was beaten by Craig Cathcart once, fired well wide under pressure once and headed weakly to Gomes the third time. The sides rightly settled for a draw.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 12:03:00 PM