Seamus Coleman was carried off late in the Republic of Ireland game against Wales in the latest round of World Cup Qualifiers with what looked like a badly fractured right leg.
There are no confirmed reports on the injury as yet for the Everton right back and he is likely to be in tests and possibly surgery sooner than later.
Henrik Larsson suffered a tibia and fibula double break and missed over 8 months. Another Toffee Bryan Oviedo was out just over 7 months for a similar compound fracture. Ross Barkley had a horrific double break when he was a teenager in 2010 as well.
During and after the games, tweets from all over the footballing world started coming in bearing the player good wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery.
| Everyone at #EFC wishes Seamus a speedy recovery! pic.twitter.com/c01jetqt1x— Everton (@Everton) March 24, 2017
We'd like to send our best wishes to Seamus Coleman following his injury this evening. Get well soon, Seamus. #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/kYwcPBAsC0— FAIreland (@FAIreland) March 24, 2017
Premier League rivals Arsenal also sent him a message.
Stay strong, @seamiecoleman23 - everyone at @Arsenal wishes you a speedy recovery pic.twitter.com/Qsz0cFamDw— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 24, 2017
Everton teammates Ross Barkley, Ashley Williams, Yannick Bolasie, and Gerard Deulofeu.
Thoughts are with my Everton teammate and close friend Seamus Coleman!Posted by Ashley Williams on Friday, March 24, 2017
Horrific challange nah man get well soon seamus bro i know mentally he's the man to come back better stronger from this @Everton— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) March 24, 2017
... ALL THE BEST MY FRIEND ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/f2bixRXlkP— Gerard Deulofeu (@gerardeulofeu) March 24, 2017
The Irish opponents on the day Wales Football Federation.
We wish @FAIreland captain Seamus Coleman all the very best for a speedy recovery. #IRLWAL— Wales (@FAWales) March 24, 2017
His Arsenal counterpart Hector Bellerin sent him a message too.
Get well soon @seamiecoleman23!! #RightBackUnit— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) March 24, 2017
From former Evertonian and current Manchester United player Wayne Rooney.
Hope seamus Coleman gets better soon. Horrible tackle— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) March 24, 2017
Another former teammate at Everton Bryan Oviedo.
Wed well soon my brother, my heart is broken for you but I know you come back strong than ever Seamie pic.twitter.com/BUCw9gPFWl— Bryan Oviedo (@Bryan_Oviedo) March 25, 2017
The Professional Footballers Association (PFA).
Thoughts are with Seamus Coleman tonight after a confirmed broken leg. Everyone at the PFA wishes him a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/y3ciwfgeIt— PFA (@PFA) March 24, 2017
From fellow countryman and former Evertonian Kevin Kilbane.
Totally feel for Seamus Coleman tonight. Thoughts are with him with the hope of a speedy recovery. #COYBIG— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) March 24, 2017
Another former Evertonian, Michael Ball.
The international curse has hit us again. Hard to take with upcoming games coming up.— Michael Ball (@bally03) March 24, 2017
All thoughts for a safe & speedy recovery for Seamus.
Men in Blazers host and huge Everton fan Roger Bennett.
May we see this sight again, many times, very soon. Speedy recovery @seamiecoleman23 pic.twitter.com/6T2XsItRTO— roger bennett (@rogbennett) March 24, 2017
Boxing champion and die hard Evertonian Tony Bellew.
All I'm thinking of right now is that @seamiecoleman23 is ok! #EFC— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) March 24, 2017
Television personality James Corden from the show ‘Carpool Karaoke’.
Stay strong Seamus Coleman. Every true football fan wishes you a strong recovery x pic.twitter.com/SJKrZgNF83— James Corden (@JKCorden) March 24, 2017
Of course there were thousands of tweets from fans of Everton, Ireland and football in general as they wished him well. Here are our two favourites.
Shane Long comforted Seamus Coleman after the captain's horrific injury. The only picture that needs to be observed tonight. pic.twitter.com/QniBeM6Pve— Barry O' Mahony (@barryomahony4) March 24, 2017
RT for Seamus Coleman. pic.twitter.com/w2MR1FUqRE— Will Sliney (@WillSliney) March 24, 2017