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Coleman leaves hospital today

Right back heads back home to begin the recovery process

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Seamus Coleman signs autographs
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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.

Highly popular among fans, teammates and rivals alike, well-wishes for the player came in from across the world. You too can send ‘get well soon’ cards to the player via Everton football club -

Get Well Seamus,

Media and Communications Department,

Everton Football Club,

Finch Farm,



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