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James McCarthy

24-Year-Old Midfielder     Everton  Premier


Republic of Ireland

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  12/15/2014
Birthdate:  November 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  159 lbs    

November 18, 2014    James McCarthy News

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McCarthy has yet to return to first-team training after withdrawing from international duty for Ireland with a hamstring injury, Goal.com reports.

Given the issue, McCarthy appears highly unlikely to face West Ham this Saturday, and more likely to return Nov. 30 against Spurs.

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November 14, 2014

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McCarthy will not play for the Republic of Ireland during the international break due to a hamstring injury, the club's official website reports.

McCarthy will be assessed further by the club's medical staff before a timetable for return to established.

October 10, 2014

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday that McCarthy is still recovering from his hip injury and he may be limited in upcoming matches. "James McCarthy picked up a knock against Liverpool and at the end of the game he was feeling a little bit of discomfort in that area," Martinez said. "He couldn't make the game in Russia and Old Trafford, and now it's making sure he is fully fit and recovered. I don't think James...will be out for too long and I expect (him) to play some part in the next block of six games. We are going to assess (him) day by day."

McCarthy wasn't a big upside fantasy contributor to begin with, so any talk of being limited in upcoming matches is certainly not a plus. Everton have a decent run of fixtures coming up, including Aston Villa, Burnley, Swansea and Sunderland.

October 3, 2014

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McCarthy faces a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester United due to a hip injury, manager Roberto Martinez said Friday.

McCarthy is a regular starter for Everton, but he plays a much more defensive role, which limits his fantasy upside in most leagues fairly considerably.

May 23, 2014

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After a strong first season with Everton, McCarthy has earned the attention of Manchester United's scouts and the possible distinction of being the club's top transfer target this summer, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder joined Everton last September, and produced one goal from 12 shots, adding three assists. Everton will likely attempt to open contract discussions before they lose McCarthy to the larger clubs.

May 11, 2014

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McCarthy found the back of the net in the final match of the season Sunday in the 2-0 win over Hull City.

Shortly after word of a new contract coming to fruition, McCarthy was able to find the back of the net. There's an offer on the table and it seems as though McCarthy is a piece of the future for Everton. Amazingly, this was his first goal of the season, but will likely feature much more next season.

March 19, 2014

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Everton is expected to offer McCarthy a new contract this summer after a strong start with the club, according to the Daily Mail.

McCarthy joined Everton last September, but also played for manager Roberto Martinez at Wigan. He has become an important part of the squad, and the organization feels that warrants a better contract.

December 9, 2013

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McCarthy picked up his fifth yellow card during Sunday's match against Arsenal and will be suspended for Everton's next match against Fulham on Saturday.

McCarthy has just one assist in 12 Premier League appearances this season and had little fantasy value before the suspension.