Sunday 11 December 2016

Seamus Coleman a serious doubt for Serbia qualifier after Ronald Koeman confirms injury

Published 13/08/2016 | 14:42

Seamus Coleman was Ireland captain against Italy. Picture credit: David Maher/Sportsfile
Seamus Coleman was Ireland captain against Italy. Picture credit: David Maher/Sportsfile

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Seamus Coleman will be out 'several weeks' with an ankle injury.

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The Republic of Ireland international is now a major doubt for Ireland's opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia on September 5 in Belgrade.

Speaking ahead of their game with Tottenham today at Goodison Park, Koeman confirmed that Romelu Lukaku wouldn't start and that Coleman was facing a period on the sidelines.

“We’re disappointed Romelu can’t start today and Seamus will be out for several weeks," he said.

Coleman was pictured wearing a protective boot as he entered Goodison this afternoon.

The Donegal native captain Ireland during their famous Euro 2016 victory over Italy back in June.

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