Koeman delivers injury update on Everton long-term absentees
By Abigail Withey
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has revealed that long-term injury absentees Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie are not expected to return to action until November
Both players, 28, have been out for some considerable time with long term leg injuries and haven’t featured in the squad at all this season but were poised to make potential returns in October.
Coleman broke his leg while on international duty in March after a sliding tackle from Wales and Aston Villa full-back Neil Taylor caused him to require surgery.
Winger Bolasie suffered a nasty ACL knee injury back in December at Goodison Park during the Toffees’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United, and has been sidelined ever since.
It was unknown when Coleman would return in a Blues jersey and it was thought that Bolasie would make his comeback in December, but Koeman believes it will be earlier.
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“I think it will be November, instead of October. Both are working hard,” Koeman explained when asked about the duo.
His response was quoted on the club’s official Twitter account on Thursday.
RK on Yannick and Seamus: "I think it will be November, instead of October. Both are working hard." https://t.co/frMspzHmXk
— Everton (@Everton) September 21, 2017
The Irish right-back has missed a total of 20 games for the Toffees while Bolasie, who only joined from Crystal Palace a few months prior to his injury has been absent from a staggering 57 fixtures.
During the conference the boss also gave an update on James McCarthy, who has a problem with his knee, and revealed that he was struggling with his fitness but was expected to return to the Finch Farm training complex next week.
In other Everton news, fans have slammed one of the Toffees defenders after his performance against Sunderland.