The fullback has been spending time with his family in Ireland after the horrific injury that ended his season and will likely keep him out of action until late in the year at least.
True to his character, Coleman said he was keen to get back to Merseyside to start the first exercises to start strengthening his leg and admits he is ready for the challenge of getting back to his best."I'm a fighter and there's a part of me that's looking forward to this challenge," Coleman told evertontv.
"I've started with very small exercises in the gym. I've been doing some walking in the pool and aqua-jogging.
"It's just good to be back in and around the club and feeling like a professional footballer again.
"It was great to be around my family and friends back home but I've been itching to get back. It's small steps but I'm ready to work.
"I'm really enjoying it and looking forward to the challenge ahead because it's going to be tough but I've had tough journeys before and this is just another one."
In related news, Neil Taylor, the Wales defender whose reckless challenge led to Coleman's broken leg, has had his automatic one-match ban increased to two games on review by Fifa's disciplinary committee.
In a statement, the Football Association of Wales said: “Following a meeting of Fifa's disciplinary committee, the FAW can confirm that Neil Taylor has been suspended for two matches. He is regarded as having breached Article 48 of the Fifa disciplinary code.”
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1 Posted 26/04/2017 at 19:38:19
2 Posted 26/04/2017 at 19:40:52
3 Posted 26/04/2017 at 19:53:02
4 Posted 26/04/2017 at 19:54:39
5 Posted 26/04/2017 at 19:58:21
6 Posted 26/04/2017 at 20:21:34
If Seamus is back in the side before next season ends, I'll be surprised.
Delighted, But surprised.
7 Posted 26/04/2017 at 20:32:08
Joey Barton gets 18 months for having a bet.
8 Posted 26/04/2017 at 20:42:13
I take your point totally but Joey had more than 'a bet'.
Great to see Coleman back in light training. By the time he gets back in the team, let's hope hes got a few more high-calibre team mates.
9 Posted 26/04/2017 at 21:07:24
10 Posted 26/04/2017 at 21:19:45
Keane and Suarez are virtually animals who think uncontrolled violence is in some way commendable.
The Barton ban is strange, but placing so many bets in your own sport does have a bit of a whiff to it. In any case, looking at the names at the start of this post, his tackles aren't in bad company!
11 Posted 26/04/2017 at 21:39:44
Anyhoo, great to have Seamus back over.
12 Posted 26/04/2017 at 21:40:52
I expect to see him back sooner rather than later, ploughing up and down the right once more and giving his guaranteed 100%.
13 Posted 26/04/2017 at 21:43:40
14 Posted 26/04/2017 at 21:50:13
"Between 2004 and 2011 Barton said that he also placed several bets on his own team to lose matches but added he was not involved in the match-day squad in any of those instances.
"I had no more ability to influence the outcome than had I been betting on darts, snooker, or a cricket match in the West Indies," said Barton. "On some of those occasions, my placing of the bet on my own team to lose was an expression of my anger and frustration at not being picked or being unable to play."
He might not have been on the pitch to influence the outcome but my God that is a hard one to expect the FA to swallow. A total no, no.
In any case, why are we even discussing Joey Barton?
As for Seamus, these days the medical staff within football make minor miracles happen all the time with serious injuries. I've no idea what aqua-jogging is but I'd wager a month after my broken leg I'd still be wallowing in my dressing-gown.
15 Posted 26/04/2017 at 21:54:00
16 Posted 26/04/2017 at 21:59:16
Sleep well, Tony Kay.
17 Posted 26/04/2017 at 22:18:01
As for Barton, well that narrows the competition for Barkley to be the best midfielder north of London to have a last name beginning with "Bar." Ashley Barnes is still in the running though
18 Posted 26/04/2017 at 22:22:33
Good luck, Seamus.
19 Posted 26/04/2017 at 22:43:11
20 Posted 26/04/2017 at 22:49:32
21 Posted 26/04/2017 at 23:11:57
Go on, Seamie!
22 Posted 26/04/2017 at 23:12:58
All the best, Seamus.
23 Posted 26/04/2017 at 23:15:34
24 Posted 26/04/2017 at 23:19:52
My favourite Everton player since Tim Cahill, and hopefully our future captain.
25 Posted 26/04/2017 at 23:57:41
Better, stronger, faster. We have the technology!
You'll easily be worth at least $6,000,000!
We know you can do it, mate, and we're all counting the days.
26 Posted 27/04/2017 at 04:56:45
You'll soon be dancing up and down that touchline again.
I'll say next January.
27 Posted 27/04/2017 at 08:29:03
Sounds like a lifer now.
He may have to adjust his game, maybe even further forward, but hopefully he can come back to something like the player he was. He certainly has the mental strength.
28 Posted 27/04/2017 at 09:13:00
29 Posted 27/04/2017 at 09:37:49
30 Posted 27/04/2017 at 10:14:05
You would imagine Seamus will have a good strong attitude and work hard to get back. All the best, Seamy.
31 Posted 27/04/2017 at 10:44:16
All the best, Seamus, a speedy recovery is wished for you.
32 Posted 27/04/2017 at 11:49:07
Kay actually was MotM in the match he bet on, which is another equally strange situation.
33 Posted 27/04/2017 at 13:33:56
34 Posted 27/04/2017 at 16:29:58
My missus broke her wrist at Xmas and it still ain't healed up. Reckon on a year or so. Imagine that we won't see Seamus in blue for about 18 months.
35 Posted 27/04/2017 at 22:01:45
36 Posted 28/04/2017 at 05:16:19
38 Posted 28/04/2017 at 07:44:23
39 Posted 28/04/2017 at 12:17:18
Not only do we want Seamus back but we want him back as captain.
Speedy recovery, Seamus.
40 Posted 28/04/2017 at 13:51:16
41 Posted 29/04/2017 at 00:38:48
Here's a link in case you're interested: Link
42 Posted 29/04/2017 at 02:18:32
Anyway, great to see Seamus on The Everton Show talking about how determined he was to get back, and how it won't affect his play: a true legend in the making, and hopefully given the armband as soon as Jags calls it a day at Goodison Park.
43 Posted 29/04/2017 at 05:00:42
Just such a horrible thing to happen to such a great bloke. I still get beyond how it happened in such a nonsensical fashion. Makes me more certain than ever there is no god.
44 Posted 29/04/2017 at 06:59:26
With that all taken care of, the rest is down to luck of genetics. Even in the best circumstances, the rate at and extent to which people heal can vary surprisingly.
If he's suffered "Only" serious bone damage without heavy trauma to soft tissues and issues caused by swelling, he'll likely be just the same player he was. The biggest issue then is getting all the muscles, joints and tendons back into shape, balance and flexibility, in hand with carefully regaining the fitness, after a long lay off in professional sports terms. This varies a great deal from one player to the next, too.
I'm not a medical man but speak from personal experience and many points of comparison... all provided by football and motorbikes!
All being well, Seamus will be rocketing up and down the wing as well as ever. Hopefully it's just a matter of time.
45 Posted 02/05/2017 at 08:06:56
Just get well Seamus.
46 Posted 05/05/2017 at 12:29:19
Get back in blue soon Seamus.
47 Posted 05/05/2017 at 12:54:37
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