CONFIRMED: Everton and Republic of Ireland star Coleman suffers broken leg

first_img The Everton fullback is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines Martin O’Neill has confirmed that Republic of Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg in a horror challenge by Wales defender Neil Taylor.The Everton full-back was carried from the field on a stretcher after Taylor had been shown a straight red card for his 69th-minute tackle during Friday night’s 0-0 World Cup qualifier draw in Dublin.Republic boss O’Neill said: “Seamus has gone to hospital. It’s been confirmed by our doctor that he has broken his leg. It’s a real blow to him.“He’s having the season of a lifetime at club level and he’s a big player for us, a great captain and a a great character, so it’s a big, big loss, a big loss to Everton, a big loss to us.“But he’ll fight back, I hope. That puts things in perspective, I suppose.” 1last_img

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