Coleman suffers 'muscle' injury in win over Palace

Saturday, 10 February, 2018 21comments  |  Jump to last

Seamus Coleman will undergo a scan on an unspecified soft-tissue problem after he was forced off at half-time of today's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Following 10 months out with a broken leg, the Irishman played 90 minutes of his comeback match against Leicester 10 days ago and was restored to the starting XI this afternoon after missing the defeat at Arsenal last weekend through illness.

Coleman did not reappear for the second half at Goodison Park this afternoon, however, with Sam Allardyce citing a "muscle" injury.

It was one of three injury-related changes the manager had to make as Eliaquim Mangala came off with a knock to the knee just before the interval and Idrissa Gueye made way in the second half with a minor problem of his own.  

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Jim Bennings
1 Posted 10/02/2018 at 17:51:47
Christ sake!!

Good job there’s no game for two weeks!!

Jay Wood

2 Posted 10/02/2018 at 17:55:22
Don't know when this occurred in the match, but Seamus (not surprisingly) didn't come close today to matching his frankly ridiculously good return and performance against Leicester.

He clearly still needs to be managed very carefully.

Derek Knox
3 Posted 10/02/2018 at 18:46:31
Hope it's nothing too serious. As Jim @1 said, at least there is a two-week hiatus, to get treated.
Rick Pattinson
5 Posted 10/02/2018 at 18:53:18
Nooooooo...... get better soon, Seamus... like real soon. We can't afford to have you injured again.
Phil Smith
6 Posted 10/02/2018 at 19:31:26
He did not look good today at times. Gave the ball away in dangerous areas more times than I care to remember. Take a few weeks and come back stronger.
Brian Garside
7 Posted 10/02/2018 at 19:44:20
We have Jonjoe Kenny. Why the rush?
Peter Mills
8 Posted 10/02/2018 at 20:30:55
Seamus actually looked to have pulled a muscle in his groin in the first half of his comeback game against Leicester. He looked uncomfortable for a few minutes, I was a bit surprised to see him come back on after half-time, but he was clearly determined to carry on.

Rob Hooton
9 Posted 10/02/2018 at 20:32:53
I thought Seamus was good in the first half personally, if only for the endeavour and spirit shown - certainly didn’t hide and hope it is precautionary as he is an inspiration.
Si Cooper
10 Posted 10/02/2018 at 00:00:30
Brian, Seamus as against Leicester is still some way above Kenny. The youngster is improving and filling out, but he's just not as quick as things stand. Against some opposition that won't be an issue, against some others it could make all the difference.

It is strange how the second competitive game back is so often the worst. Adrenaline carries you through the first and by the third it's starting to feel routine again.

I was surprised he got the whole game against Leicester because of the risk of a greater reaction to 90 as opposed to 60 minutes.

Colin Glassar
11 Posted 11/02/2018 at 00:03:03
I heard it’s a muscle tear. I don’t know how serious that can be.
Liam Reilly
12 Posted 11/02/2018 at 01:10:28
The boy shouldn't be starting football matches so soon after such a long way out. If he's injured again, it's purely bad management.

None of the top six clubs would manage one of their key players like this.

John Graham
13 Posted 11/02/2018 at 11:41:02
The best right-back in the league by far. He's been a big miss to the team.

Kenny is still learning and nowhere near to Seamus's standard. But Kenny will do a good job until Seamus is fully fit again.

Kirk McArdle
14 Posted 11/02/2018 at 13:39:13
With being out for so long, it is normal to suffer minor injuries. The next 10 games are about building on the rehab in the gym so he hits next season full pelt from the start.
Paul Hughes
15 Posted 11/02/2018 at 13:51:58
I thought Coleman showed lots of classy touches in the first half, and as ever looked dangerous going forward. Understandably a bit rusty, and equally, no great surprise to have a muscle injury after such a long lay off. He had to start back sometime.
Kevin Jones
16 Posted 11/02/2018 at 15:20:48
He’ll be ok. Had a fiver on him for 1st goal yesterday. Also had 3–1 at 18/1 so a big thank you to Ashley Williams.
Ari Sigurgeirsson
17 Posted 11/02/2018 at 19:35:57
Isn't it just a part of the broken leg injury...? I think this injury now is just a part of the recovery therapy. A kind of normal one (the muscle injury) and probably something like this was expected...
Ian Burns
18 Posted 11/02/2018 at 19:49:04
Seamus should have been pulled off after 60 mins against Leicester. Tosun should have come instead of Schneiderlin - get my drift?
Andrew James
19 Posted 11/02/2018 at 22:59:40
JJK did a fine job yesterday, he did some clever defensive work against a bigger man. He made some good crosses and got forward. He'll be better in the side when he has his mate Tom and Theo supporting him on the wing.
Jerome Shields
20 Posted 11/02/2018 at 23:53:57
I did think that his inclusion to such an extent was rushed, in a normal rehabilitation timescale. Coleman was keen to play and Allardyce was keen for him to play. But a gradual rehabilitation would be the correct way Coleman's rehab should be managed, so as to avoid injury or setbacks. I wish him well.
Victor Yu
21 Posted 12/02/2018 at 04:21:18
Don't rush him back. We have nothing to play for this season anyways.
Mick Davies
22 Posted 19/02/2018 at 15:31:15
This guy is probably the only reason Everton FC still retain any credibility in my eyes. I hope there are some kind of commemorations for him and Cahill in the new stadium.

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