It’s a sure sign of a horrific injury for a player when they don’t show the replays on television.
Wales’ Neil Taylor launched into a terrible mid-air tackle on Republic of Ireland captain and Everton’s right back Seamus Coleman late on in their World Cup qualifier, making contact mid-air. Taylor’s studs caught Coleman in the right leg, mid-ankle area resulting in what looked most certainly like a fracture for the player and a red card for the offender.
The stretcher was immediately out for Coleman, who also seemed to go into shock and received oxygen as he was gingerly carried off the pitch the Ireland physios.
Everton had already received an injury blow even before the start of the game when James McCarthy, still recovering from his latest hamstring injury, pulled up hurt during the pre-game warmups and seems likely to miss even more time now.
We were able to find a couple of clips of the injury, but we warn you the scenes are not for the faint-hearted.
Seamus coleman injury bad one pic.twitter.com/doB139qi6k— zizu (@Longkesh1916) March 24, 2017
Footage of Seamus Coleman's leg break. Not for the faint hearted #EFC #IrevWal pic.twitter.com/MRNUeo9AbG— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_DStar) March 24, 2017
There will not be any x-rays required for this one, Seamus is going to be out for a long time. Our best wishes and thoughts go out to Coleman, get well soon.