One of the genuinely nicest guys to play the game, Seamus Coleman will be discharged from hospital today after undergoing surgery over the weekend on his badly injured leg. The right back broke both his tibia and fibula in a horror tackle during the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Wales on Friday.
The operation was carried out by FAI's Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor John O'Byrne and Gary O'Toole, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, to realign the two broken lower leg bones, and then pin and screw them in place at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin.
It is difficult to put an estimated recovery time for Coleman, but similar injuries to other football players have taken at least eight months to heal, not including the time taken to regain full fitness after that.
A young Everton fan has a message for Seamus Coleman.— SportsDictator (@SportDictatorHQ) March 27, 2017
"Why does it have to be before the darby" pic.twitter.com/4s3em9ZvFD
Get Well Seamus,
Media and Communications Department,
Everton Football Club,