By Amir Mir
Kevin Kilbane has wished Everton defender Seamus Coleman “a speedy recovery” after he suffered a broken leg against Wales on Friday evening.
The 28-year-old was taking part in the Republic of Ireland’s important World Cup qualifier against the Welsh at the Aviva Stadium.
Coleman was on the wrong end of a badly timed tackled by left-back Neil Taylor who was sent off for his challenge.
After the games, ROI manager Martin O’Neill confirmed that his player had broken his leg.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill confirms Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg against Wales. #ssnhq
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 24, 2017
For a period of time, Coleman received treatment and was given oxygen, with supporters, current players and ex-players sending their best wishes to the Everton player.
Match of the Day pundit and former Toffees man Kilbane sent this message to Coleman as posted on his personal Twitter account.
“Totally feel for Seamus Coleman tonight,” said Kilbane. “Thought are with him, with the hope of a speedy recovery.”
Totally feel for Seamus Coleman tonight. Thoughts are with him with the hope of a speedy recovery. #COYBIG
— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) March 24, 2017
The news will be a huge blow to the Goodison Park faithful, the players and the coaching staff who will be hoping Coleman can return back to his best.
He has been in tremendous form for his club this season, producing outstanding displays from full-back as was seen during his side’s 4-0 win against Hull prior to the international break.
There is no doubt that Coleman will now miss the rest of the season and it is likely that he will be on the sidelines for the start of the next campaign.
Youngster Mason Holgate might be the player to replace the senior figure in the side with a trip to Anfield awaiting them after the international break.
In other Everton news, Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Neil Taylor’s horror tackle on Seamus Coleman.