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Coleman Blow For Toffees

Everton defender Seamus Coleman is facing another spell on the sidelines after sustaining a stress fracture in his foot. Coleman travelled to Poland for Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with the rest of the Republic of Ireland squad despite being ruled out of the game with a foot injury sustained in Thursday night’s 4-1 defeat by Wales.

Speaking afterwards, their boss Martin O’Neill told RTE Sport: “Seamus went for a scan. He has a little stress fracture, which is a concern. He could easily have got a flight home, but he stayed with the team.

“He is a great captain, a really great captain. He is inspirational and obviously we hope he is back in time for the games coming up.”

Ireland host Denmark and the Welsh in Dublin next month with their opponents already having a win each on the board.

Coleman spent 10 months on the sidelines after suffering an horrific double leg fracture in a 0-0 World Cup qualifier draw with Wales at the Aviva Stadium in March 2017.

Everton will now be keen to get him home to assess the injury and discover just how long he will be sidelined for.

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