Dimi Payet’s devastating injury has left some unanswered questions in its wake.
The James McCarthy ‘assault’ on our top player happened in the 33rd minute and it was seven minutes later or so that his inability to hold onto the ball which led to Lukaku for Everton’s equaliser. The two events are not unconnected.
We have learned since of course that he has a terrible injury yet he continued to play on until half time and even appeared after the break before finally disappearing for treatment.
He appeared to be in little pain as he walked off unaided and those closer to the action claim he watched the rest of the game from the dug-out.
Much later, he appeared in a surgical boot and the news was that it’s a three month lay off with surgery required to sort out the issue.
The mystery of why he was allowed to play on to beyond half time is bizarre and we trust at some stage we will be told why that happened.