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Messages pouring in for Seamus Coleman

Republic of Ireland and Everton right back seriously injured

Republic of Ireland v Wales - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier
Seamus Coleman on the ground after the tackle
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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.

Premier League rivals Arsenal also sent him a message.

Everton teammates Ross Barkley, Ashley Williams, Yannick Bolasie, and Gerard Deulofeu.

Devastated for Seamus. Get well soon lad

A post shared by Ross Barkley (@rossbarkley) on

Thoughts are with my Everton teammate and close friend Seamus Coleman!

Posted by Ashley Williams on Friday, March 24, 2017

The Irish opponents on the day Wales Football Federation.

His Arsenal counterpart Hector Bellerin sent him a message too.

From former Evertonian and current Manchester United player Wayne Rooney.

Another former teammate at Everton Bryan Oviedo.

The Professional Footballers Association (PFA).

From fellow countryman and former Evertonian Kevin Kilbane.

Another former Evertonian, Michael Ball.

Men in Blazers host and huge Everton fan Roger Bennett.

Boxing champion and die hard Evertonian Tony Bellew.

Television personality James Corden from the show ‘Carpool Karaoke’.

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.