West Brom striker Salomon Rondon has sent a touching tweet to James McCarthy, hours after breaking his leg during the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
The Venezuela international was involved in a second-half collision which resulted in the Everton midfielder suffering a double leg fracture.
Rondon, 28, was in tears on the pitch after accidentally injuring his fellow professional - and had to be consoled by his manager Alan Pardew.
"Salomon was traumatised because he probably heard a break or something, a noise that would have affected him, he's that kind of person," Pardew told Sky Sports.
"I wasn't sure if he was going to carry on but he got himself together after being affected and, fair play to him, he was the best player on the pitch today.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce confirmed the horrific injury in his post-match interview.
"It's a tibia and fibula fracture compounded. A very nasty injury," Allardyce said after the match.
"We had just worked hard to get him back to fitness,” the Everton boss added.
“It's a loss to us until the end of the season - it happens in the game of football but not often that severe.”
Rondon's tweet to McCarthy
Sadly, McCarthy won't return to first team football until next season but he'll surely appreciate the message Rondon has sent him.
The West Brom frontman went on social media to send a heartfelt tweet to the 27-year-old Irish international.
Rondon tweeted: "Absolutely devastated. Rivalries are forgotten about when a colleague suffers such an unlucky injury. Really hope to see you back playing again soon, @JMcCarthy_16. #GetWellSoonJames".
Everton fans showed their appreciation in the replies.
West Brom lie 19th in the table and Pardew's side are due to face Manchester City, Southampton and Chelsea in their next three games.
Rondon has managed just three league goals in 22 appearances this season.News Now - Sport News