a welcome sight

Coleman back kicking footballs as Ireland captain steps up recovery

The Everton full-back was pictured doing some ball work today.

THERE WAS A welcome sight at Everton’s training ground Finch Farm this morning.

The Ireland skipper was left with a double leg break back in March after a tackle from Wales defender Neil Taylor in the World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

Since then, the 28-year-old Donegal man has been working hard to regain full fitness and he is not expected to be back playing competitively until December at the earliest — although he has been included in the Toffees’ Europa League squad.

Seamus Coleman with his team after the game James Crombie / INPHO Coleman with the Ireland players after Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Serbia. James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

Coleman linked up with the Ireland squad earlier this week to watch his team-mates play Serbia and catch up with the management and staff. Martin O’Neill spoke highly of his captain and revealed that he is making “really good progress”.

And this morning, he was pictured kicking balls during his individual training session.

The full-back won’t be ready to play any part in the World Cup play-offs if Ireland do secure a spot, but the sooner he’s back to 100% the better so images like this are great to see.

Coleman training Twitter / Everton Twitter / Everton / Everton

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