Everton youngster Conor McAleny has revealed that he broke his leg during Brentford’s 1-0 win over Walsall on Saturday.
The striker went down four minutes into the game that was won by Clayton Donaldson’s goal.
He wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely devastated about breaking my leg yesterday.. Never been this down in my life. No point dwellin on it now because thats football.
“And these things happen. I know for a fact i’ll come back a stronger person physically and mentally. Thanks for the kind words people x”
McAleny was a regular goal scorer for the under 21s last season, but with a host of striking options ahead him, a spell on loan was seen as his best route for progression.
The Huyton born youngster is now expected back at Finch Farm to begin his rehab.