Thursday 29 September 2016

Calf injury may sideline Everton defender Seamus Coleman for up to a month

Published 07/01/2016 | 10:47

Everton's Seamus Coleman receives treatment to a injury during the Capital One Cup, semi final, first leg match at Goodison Park
Everton's Seamus Coleman receives treatment to a injury during the Capital One Cup, semi final, first leg match at Goodison Park

Everton full-back Seamus Coleman is set for up to a month on the sidelines, after picking up a calf injury in his side’s Capital One Cup semi-final win against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

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Coleman and Everton match winner Romelu Lukaku were among the Toffees players who picked up injuries as they secured a 2-1 first leg lead against a lacklustre City side at Goodison Park.

Coleman limped off in the final minutes of the game, with Everton boss Roberto Martinez admitting it may have been the last we see of the Republic of Ireland full-back for some time.

“Seamus with his calf is probably the most serious (of his side’s injuries). Those things are between three to four weeks,” stated Martinez.

This injury will not affect the Republic of Ireland’s preparations for the Euro 2016 finals in France next summer, with Martin O’Neill’s men not in action again until late March, when Switzerland come to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

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