This evening, Bryan Oviedo, one of the club’s standout performers so far this season, suffered a double leg break at Stevenage as the Blues marched into round five of the FA Cup with a comfortable 4-0 victory.
When Oviedo crumbled to the floor after attempting to block a Simon Heslop shot, it was obvious straight away that it was a serious incident. The players signaled for the stretcher within seconds and looked on in horror as Oviedo lay in agony.
The picture to the right sums up the despair felt by both Evertonians and Oviedo’s teammates. I should wince when I look at it, but I don’t. I love it. Above all else, it fills me with pride and says everything about our great club.
It serves as a timely reminder of the special group of players that we have at Everton Football Club.
We here at SOS1878 wish Bryan Oviedo a speedy recovery and look forward to his return in a Blue shirt.