Wednesday 21 February 2018

Seamus Coleman nears return to Everton to begin rehab

 

Seamus Coleman (centre), with (from left to right) Matt Connery, Ronald Koeman, Phil Jagielka and Jan Kluitenberg
Seamus Coleman (centre), with (from left to right) Matt Connery, Ronald Koeman, Phil Jagielka and Jan Kluitenberg

Chris McNulty

Seamus Coleman will return to Liverpool next week to begin his rehabilitation from a horror double leg break.

Yesterday, Everton manager Ronald Koeman and captain Phil Jagielka visited the Ireland captain at his home in Killybegs, Co Donegal - from where the Dutchman tweeted this picture.

Coleman fractured both the tibia and fibula in his right leg following a shock tackle by Wales player Neil Taylor in last month's World Cup qualifier in Dublin and is facing up to a year out.

The 28-year-old has not returned to England since suffering the injury, but is expected back at Everton's training base next week.

"We made the visit to show our support for Seamus, the support of his team-mates and the support he has from all Evertonians," said Koeman.

"Every player in these circumstances needs this level of support to recover well. Seamus is positive and he is feeling strong. He is really grateful for all of the messages he has received from Everton fans and from people all over the world.

"Before he comes back to start his rehabilitation, he will spend up to 10 more days at home in Killybegs before starting out on his recovery from the injury."

Koeman and Jagielka were joined in Killybegs by fitness coach Jan Kluitenberg and head of medical services Matt Connery.

Irish Independent

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