And Latics boss Roberto Martinez was left in no doubts about the severity of a challenge that caught Gomez late and spun him through the air.
He said: "I just felt it was a broken leg. The excessive force and how reckless he was meant it was a real worry for us. Jordi was very, very fortunate to escape damage. After that I didn't want the sending off because in a way you become anxious with everyone expecting a win.
"But the way we regrouped and found the solutions in the second half was very pleasing. It was a mature performance."
Martinez proud of Wigan players
McCarthy said there was no malicious intent from Henry when making his mistimed challenge on Gomez: "He's not that way inclined, he doesn't kick people."
Referring to his team in general, he added: "There's no problems with discipline and attitude at the club."
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