Everton boost as 28-year-old shares positive fitness update
By Aramide Oladipo
Republic of Ireland fullback Seamus Coleman reveals that he’s delighted to start his recovery at the Everton training ground.
The 28-year-old suffered a horrible double fracture playing for his country in the World Cup qualifying game against Wales at the Aviva Stadium in March which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Aston Villa defender Neil Taylor was the one who made the challenge and he received a two-match ban for the tackle.
Coleman’s last game for Everton came in the 4-0 victory over Hull City at Goodison Park and the Blues have suffered a dip in form since his injury.
In the full-back’s absence, Everton have only won one of their last seven matches in the Premier League and incredibly, they have only managed one clean sheet in the process.
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Before Coleman’s injury, Everton were only five points off the Champions League places but with two matches of the league season remaining, the Blues now find themselves eight points adrift off a place in the top four.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Coleman reveals that he is taking things slow regarding his recovery to the football pitch.
“It’s been great to come back here and start my recovery,” he said.
“I’m not doing too much, too soon, just baby steps, but I am getting on well so far. Of course, it’s very early days but I’m positive.
“I’m starting to put more weight through the leg and I have got no pain. I’m back doing a good bit in the gym and in the pool.”
He added: “I’m doing exercise every day, so the recovery has well and truly started. I’m really looking forward to putting on that Blue shirt again.”
In other Everton news, this 19-year-old interesting the Toffees is expected to sign a £25,000-a-week deal.