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Oviedo suffers double fracture

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Everton's Costa Rican midfielder Bryan Oviedo is stretched off the pitch.
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STEVENAGE, England (AP)

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Everton says Costa Rica international Bryan Oviedo has broken two bones in his left leg in an FA Cup match against Stevenage, potentially ruling him out of the World Cup in Brazil.

The Premier League side says on its Twitter account that the left-sided Oviedo will remain in the hospital over the weekend, and have surgery on Monday. The injury occurred in the 14th minute of the fourth-round match on Saturday.

Several Everton players turned away in horror when they saw the severity of Oviedo's injury and immediately called for assistance. He was carried off on a stretcher six minutes later to applause from all sides of the stadium.

''The incident with Bryan affected everyone,'' Everton boss Roberto Martinez said. ''Those injuries give you a bad taste.''

''We need to give him as much support as we can as he had a terrific season. I have been so impressed with his level in different positions. He's a really important player and we want to make sure everything goes well.''

Oviedo is a regular for Costa Rica, which plays Uruguay, Italy and England in Group D in the World Cup.

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