By Amir Mir
Ross Barkley has wished Seamus Coleman a speedy recovery after his Everton teammate suffered a broken leg while on international duty.
The Republic of Ireland international was on the wrong end of a horror challenge by Wales defender Neil Taylor during their World Cup qualifier clash on Friday evening.
Midway through the second half, Aston Villa left-back Taylor lunged in on Coleman who suffered a broken leg as confirmed by ROI boss Martin O’Neil after the game.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill confirms Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg against Wales. #ssnhq
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 24, 2017
Supporters, ex-players and current players sent their best wishes to the 28-year-old who could be on the sidelines for a period of six months or more given the confirmation of his injury.
His Toffees teammate, Barkley sent this message on his personal Instagram account.
Coleman has been a key figure for Ronald Koeman’s side this season as they are aiming to secure a Europa League place.
He has arguably been the club’s most consistent player this season, despite striker Romelu Lukaku leading the scoring charts in the Premier League.
Nonetheless, his absence for the rest of this campaign and most likely the start of the next season will be a huge blow to the Merseyside outfit.
Youngster Mason Holgate, who has played at right-back this term, could be the player to replace Coleman in the side.
Coleman will be aware that he will have the support of the Goodison Park faithful on his side as they wished him the best in his recovery.
In other Everton news, Aston Villa fans reacted on Twitter to Neil Taylor’s horror tackle on Seamus Coleman.