While Everton have had a decent enough start to the season on the pitch, the growing medical crisis has severely affected Marco Silva’s personnel management.
Now Seamus Coleman has been added to that list, after sustaining a foot injury while away on international duty. Coleman played last week in the Republic of Ireland’s 4-1 loss against Wales in the UEFA Nations League, but will now miss their next game against Poland tomorrow.
There is no word as yet whether the veteran fullback will miss any additional time, but with the Blues facing West Ham United on Sunday, he will have a few more days to recover if the knock is minor in nature.
Squad Update | Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of the game against Poland with a foot injury. #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/WkT9cgDbtv— FAIreland ⚽️ (@FAIreland) September 10, 2018
Between suspensions and injuries, the Blues have been decimated in the early going this season. Phil Jagielka missed three games after a red card before picking up a knock in training and is out for a further few weeks. Michael Keane remains out with a skull fracture. Midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and Idrissa Gueye have also missed time. New signings Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes are yet to play a single minute with injuries of their own while Bernard made a cameo appearance before succumbing to a muscular issue and Richarlison is suspended after a red card as well. Theo Walcott left the Blues’ last game with a rib injury too.
In the light of his recent struggles, is Seamus Coleman's foot injury a blessing in disguise for Everton? Is Jonjoe Kenny an upgrade?#EFC https://t.co/f4XFhxCeoE— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) September 10, 2018