Aston Villa’s Neil Taylor was sent off for a terrible challenge on Coleman as Ireland and Wales played out a 1-1 draw, with Coleman requiring surgery this morning on his right leg.
Koeman said that he hopes to speak to Coleman today and that he knows the Irishman has a strong character and will be supported throughout his recovery.
He said, “I haven’t been able to speak to Seamus as yet and I hope to do so this afternoon, but he will be aware that the thoughts of his teammates, the coaching staff, everyone at the Club and all Evertonians are with him at this time. No-one ever wishes to see something like this happen to any player, much less one of our own.
“The medical staff here at Everton are in contact with the medical staff of the Republic of Ireland and we will continue to liaise closely.
“Seamus will face a lengthy recovery period and we will support him throughout this.
“He is a really strong character and he has a great family around him and we, his extended family at Everton, will be here for him to help him get through this over the coming days, weeks and months.”
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