Everton defender talks about horror injury

Bryan Oviedo of Everton suffers a double leg break. Photo: Harry Hubbard

Bryan Oviedo of Everton suffers a double leg break. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Bryan Oviedo suffered a double leg fracture against Stevenage in the FA Cup

Bryan Oviedo has spoken about his double leg break at Stevenage on Saturday.

The Costa Rica international was injured in a challenge involving Simon Heslop in Saturday’s game, and after being stretchered off and being taken to hospital he underwent surgery on Monday evening.

Speaking to the Everton club website, Oviedo said: ““Ever since it happened, I’ve been thinking about the World Cup. I have to remain calm but, in the hands of God, I will be ready for it.

“It was an accident and part of my job. I could make a similar challenge 100 times and nothing would go wrong - but these things happen.

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“It was very hard. I felt a shudder go through my entire body, turned round to look at my leg and saw it distorted. Kevin Mirallas came over to calm me down but he was in tears. I knew then that something was seriously wrong.

“I have tried to stay strong and positive but I don’t want to watch the video of the incident. I don’t think I will ever want to see it.”

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