Seamus Coleman injury update
Everton right-back Seamus Coleman had surgery on his double leg break on Saturday, and on Sunday Ireland international coach Martin O’Neill has spoken to the press to reveal the operation was a success.
Wales left-back Neil Taylor was sent off after he took out the Irish captain with a wild and reckless tackle during Friday night’s 0-0 draw in Dublin.
Coleman is now set for a long spell out on the sidelines recovery from his injury. That’s obviously a massive blow to the player, Everton and Ireland.
Update on the surgery
The BBC have circulated the following quotes from Martin O’Neill on Coleman:
It will take some time to heal, it’s a double break but it has been pinned up now and screwed in.
I know the doctors and surgeons are all very, very pleased with the way the operation has gone and now it’s time for recuperation.
When asked to offer any insight on when Everton fans may see Coleman agin, O’Neill only had this to say:
I’m not sure, I would only be guessing. Even the doctors and surgeons wouldn’t be terribly sure.
It will take some time but Seamus has great determination and sometimes those things work very much in your favour, in terms of recovery.
Everton, seventh in the Premier League and level on points with Arsenal, face Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday at lunchtime.