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Everton boss Koeman and club captain pay recovering Coleman a visit in Donegal

The Ireland skipper is at home in Killybegs while his leg heals from a double break.

AFTER UNDERGOING SUCCESSFUL surgery on a double leg-break, Seamus Coleman has been spending some time with family and friends in his hometown of Killybegs.

It’s just under three weeks since the Ireland captain picked up the horrific injury during a World Cup qualifying draw with Wales in Dublin.

Everton full-back Coleman faces a long road to recovery, and today was visited by his club manager Ronald Koeman as well as captain Phil Jagielka, fitness coach Jan Kluitenberg and the club’s head of medical services Matt Connery.

“We made the visit to show our support for Seamus, the support of his team-mates and the support he has from all Evertonians,” said Koeman. “Every player in these circumstances needs this level of support to recover well.

“Seamus is positive and he is feeling strong. He is really grateful for all of the messages he has received from Everton fans and from people all over the world.

Before he comes back [to England] to start his rehabilitation, he will spend up to 10 more days at home in Killybegs before starting out on his recovery from the injury.”

Jagielka added: “We had a really good chat with Seamus and it was great to see him in such good spirits. He was smiling and feeling positive, which is all we can ask for. He knows we are all here to help him along the way.”

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