Good news for Coleman as he escapes serious injury

03/05/2023 63comments  |  Jump to last

Seamus Coleman has received positive news after scans on his injured knee revealed no damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.

The Everton skipper had to be stretchered off the field at the King Power Stadium on Monday night following a heavy collision with Boubakary Soumaré amid fears that he had sustained a serious injury.

Coleman posted the news to Instagram, saying:

"Just wanted to update you all, thanks so much for all the well wishes. Just back from my scan and pleased to say I have no ACL damage. Be back soon.” 

It is not clear if he will recover from could be at least significant bruising and swelling to the knee in time to take part in any of Everton's remaining Premier League games but he might be fit in time for the Republic of Ireland's European Championship qualifiers against Greece and Gibraltar next month.

Coleman's current contract with Everton expires this summer and it is not clear whether he will be handed another extension so it may be that the veteran has played his last game for the club if he doesn't recover in the next couple of weeks.


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Christine Foster
1 Posted 03/05/2023 at 11:56:48
Brilliant... looked bad too... absolutely delighted for him, and us!
Christopher Timmins
2 Posted 03/05/2023 at 12:33:10
Fantastic news!

Perhaps he may even play a part in the remaining games which would be remarkable.

Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 03/05/2023 at 12:36:57
Great to hear that the injury is not as serious as previously reported, wish you well Seamus for the future, would be nice to see you back this season but your health is more important.
Peter Carpenter
4 Posted 03/05/2023 at 12:39:51
'Be back soon' - err, Monday 5:30 pm, Seamus?
Brian Wilkinson
5 Posted 03/05/2023 at 13:20:17
Tough as old boots, Coleman.
Dennis Stevens
6 Posted 03/05/2023 at 13:37:23
Even if Coleman is fit enough to return to the match day squad before the end of the season, I hope he gets no further than the bench - partly for his own good & also because Paterson needs a run of games, imo.
Christy Ring
7 Posted 03/05/2023 at 14:12:59
Fantastic news about Seamus, delighted it’s a minor injury, hope we’ll have him back for the run in. He’s such an important player for us mentally and physically for the team, no disrespect to Patterson.
Joe McMahon
8 Posted 03/05/2023 at 14:24:41
Great news, a superb dedicated player for us. However I agree with Dennis @48.

I'm surprised that non of the Sky 6 tried to lure Seamus away. He is a winner and its a shame he couldn't win anything with Everton.

Kevin Molloy
9 Posted 03/05/2023 at 15:12:06
This fella can keep us up on his own. What an absolutely outstanding servant he's been. And also made of iron. Most people thought that was a career-ending injury. No damage sustained.
David Bromwell
10 Posted 03/05/2023 at 16:35:45
Great news, and lovely that Seamus wanted to keep the fans updated. He has been a fine player and captain during a largely unhappy time for the club.

I hope he will be able to make it back into the dressing room for at least some of the remaining games as I am sure his presence would have a positive effect.

Mike Gaynes
11 Posted 03/05/2023 at 16:35:52
That is amazing news. Miracles do happen.

Congrats, Seamus.

Francis van Lierop
12 Posted 03/05/2023 at 16:38:10
Really good news.
Larry O'Hara
13 Posted 03/05/2023 at 16:42:06
Certainly give him another year!
Tony Everan
14 Posted 03/05/2023 at 16:42:18
Wow, I wasn't expecting this.

Fantastic news, all the best Seamus, see you soon.

Andy Crooks
15 Posted 03/05/2023 at 16:56:30
Our season just got better.
Danny O’Neill
16 Posted 03/05/2023 at 17:21:05
I hope he is able to bring his daughters onto the pitch against Bournemouth as he did against Palace when we stay up.

In front of the cameras, asked who they support in their Everton kits, Everton was the response. Echoes of that iconic Alex Young documentary.

Good luck, Seamus. In agony on Monday and we were all genuinely very concerned for you from the stands. But still he rallied the team from the stretcher.

Was it one of the Monty Python sketches? "It's just a flesh wound"?

Get in Seamus. Blue Warrior! 💙

Graham Hammond
17 Posted 03/05/2023 at 17:27:59
No ACL damage for Seamus, that is brilliant news, made up for him. I thought he did really well for the most part at Leicester the other night despite sleeping a bit on the cross over to Harvey Barnes for their first goal, he gave Barnes too much space sadly and it ultimately cost us.

I felt Keane and Pickford didn't cover themselves in glory on that first Leicester goal either though. The injury to Seamus put a real dampener on the night on Monday so his coming back from the abyss is very welcome.

Ian Pilkington
18 Posted 03/05/2023 at 17:33:16
Fantastic news.

There has been far too much cronyism in the past but Seamus is one player who deserves to stay on at the club in some capacity at the end of his playing days, which may not be over just yet.

Pete Neilson
19 Posted 03/05/2023 at 17:49:22
Great news. If every other player had his heart and ability we'd be nowhere near our current position.

Cracking player, great pro. and last of the Corinthians.

Si Cooper
20 Posted 03/05/2023 at 17:54:17
Very pleased obviously. Really surprised that much lateral movement didn't tear anything.

I think Seamus and Nathan Patterson could be played together, depending on the formation.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Danny.

Anthony Dove
21 Posted 03/05/2023 at 18:35:00
Great news. Seamus is up there with Colin Harvey in my
lifetime of watching Everton.
Mike Gaynes
22 Posted 03/05/2023 at 18:41:04
Danny #16, what a moment that was, when Lampard told Seamus' children what a magnificent man their father was. Finest hour.

That's why I'm not able to enjoy schadenfreude over Frank's troubles now. He may be a crappy manager, but he's a helluva good man.

As for Seamus, if this is his finale, it will do my heart good to see him go out standing. His is not a career that should have ended on a stretcher, and I'm ecstatic that it won't.

Neil Lawson
23 Posted 03/05/2023 at 18:43:33
All the posts above serve to reinforce the admiration we all have for a truly outstanding professional. He is a shining example to all and I, too, am so relieved that his injury isn't career threatening.

He can do a great job for us in the Championship!. A true Captain Courageous. A true blue. If only we had 10 more.

Paul Birmingham
24 Posted 03/05/2023 at 18:44:40
This is fantastic news, and hopefully will boost the belief and moral of this Everton squad.

Seamus leads and plays by example. He was outstanding until the injury on Monday night.

Now to recharge, and set the minds up for Brighton.

Focus on Everton, and believe, and if Everton can play with the same vigour as Monday, but also avoid the soft mistakes, that have been brutally punished the last few months, then, they can take at least a point.


Sean Kelly
25 Posted 03/05/2023 at 18:49:56
Delighted for him. Hope Dyche involves him around the dressing room in our remaining games. Absolute warrior shame about the rest.
Oliver Molloy
26 Posted 03/05/2023 at 18:56:05
Fantastic news for this true Evertonian. Although 34 years of age he always gives 100% for the shirt and tries to lead by example - I think it's nailed on he will be handed a new contract if this injury ain't that bad.
Michael Lynch
27 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:05:50
Brilliant. I hope we give him another year, especially if we go down - we need him desperately.

A true Everton legend.

Mark Taylor
28 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:10:34
Doesn't sound like he will be useful to us this season, but even so, he's such a good guy, I'm pleased for him it's not serious. Maybe a pay and play contract next season?

He should be well gone by now but from what I've seen, he's still probably the best right-back in the club (admittedly a low bar) and of course we all warm to his 'True Blue' status which I think cannot be questioned.

And while we have a truly dire record in rewarding ex-players with club jobs, maybe he might have coaching potential as a joint piece with pay and play?

Robert Tressell
29 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:15:53
We're desperately short of character and leaders as it is. We can't let Seamus go just yet. Brilliant man. Brilliant player
Brent Stephens
30 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:16:29
Just get on the pitch before the end of the season and get a goal for a change, you lazy sod. What did he ever do for us? That £60 grand is still to be repaid.

Seamus, if you're reading this by any chance – wink, wink.

Dale Self
31 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:21:22
A very thoughtful post Mark. I think he knows the score with club finances and respects the fans madly so just a respectful exit will do for him I suspect. As we survive this episode and look back it will be him that we thank most. A football player of immense importance to this club and an even larger man to the fans.
Jack Convery
32 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:28:54
Wonderful to hear good news for a stalwart of our club. Here's to a swift recovery period and 10 minutes at the end of the Bournemouth game for a well-deserved Old Lady send-off. So glad he will always be one of us.
Neil Tyrrell
33 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:35:57
Great news, all the best, Seamus.
Ian Bennett
34 Posted 03/05/2023 at 20:08:24
I'd give him a contract he deserves.

Many a Premier League team would enjoy his desire, work rate and leadership. A no-brainer.

Eddie Dunn
35 Posted 03/05/2023 at 20:09:52
So relieved for the lad.
Fingers crossed for speedy return.
Andy Meighan
36 Posted 03/05/2023 at 20:36:11
Hope we get the chance to see him leading us out at the Dock regardless of what league we are in.

Absolute legend.

Lee Courtliff
37 Posted 03/05/2023 at 20:52:21
Good news for a great man.
Mark Ryan
38 Posted 03/05/2023 at 21:31:47
Great news. Lovely to hear Dixie get a mention as Haaland scored tonight.

Another true blue legend. Speedy recovery to Seamus, top man, how much lol !!

Jerome Shields
39 Posted 03/05/2023 at 21:33:34
Great News.

Seamus did not deserve a career-finishing injury.

Niall McIlhone
40 Posted 03/05/2023 at 21:50:53
I don't think we have seen the last Seamus, I expect he will be given at least another year contract extension. He has returned from serious injury numerous times, and he still has the desire.

There will be a fair few players out of the door this summer, I sincerely hope he isn't one of them.

Colin Glassar
41 Posted 03/05/2023 at 22:02:18
Miracle 1, Seamus is back for Bournemouth.
Miracle 2, we stay up.

As ABBA once sang, I believe in angels.

Duncan McDine
42 Posted 03/05/2023 at 22:03:19
I'm shocked, but very happy to hear that. Good on you, Seamus!
Mal van Schaick
43 Posted 03/05/2023 at 22:33:50
Great news. Lead the club to safety.
Darryl Ritchie
44 Posted 04/05/2023 at 02:46:41
Giving instructions to his teammates as he’s being packed off the pitch on a stretcher.
The man really cares and takes his position as captain seriously. He will be back, if not this season, next.
Phil Lewis
45 Posted 04/05/2023 at 08:15:55
Brilliant news. I couldn't understand people writing him off some months back when he had a temporary dip in form. I'm sure he still has much to offer. A true Captain in every sense of the word. His performances belie his age.

Kendal signed Paul Power from City, when he was around the age Seamus is now. He went on to enjoy a couple of very successful seasons for us. I see no reason why Seamus can't do similar. There is no substitute for experience if he can stay fit.

Mark Dunford
46 Posted 04/05/2023 at 08:53:22
Great news. Whatever happens, we need him next season.
Pete Clarke
47 Posted 04/05/2023 at 09:16:40
Great news.
He’ll be back for the final home game against Bournemouth which hopefully will be a friendly because we will be safe.
Derek Knox
48 Posted 04/05/2023 at 09:34:04
Good news at last ! Get him signed up in some backroom role, even if just to instil spirit and a sense of pride into what hopefully be a new look Everton.

I am sure he would be much more useful than some of the 'Old Boys Brigade' we have had hitherto.

Brian Harrison
49 Posted 04/05/2023 at 09:41:38
I think Seamus is held in the highest regard by all Evertonians, and everybody is absolutely delighted by this news.

I don't know whether he will be able to play a part in any of the remaining games, as we are definitely better when he is in the side.

Anthony Flack
50 Posted 04/05/2023 at 09:44:55
I find it tough to shake off my ingrained bias but I was upset at the lack of fuss Red Sky made of the foul. Had an Everton player done that to one of their darlings, or even someone like Maddison, it would have been a straight red, and a series of mini documantaries about our thuggery.

I also still think we are too nice (with the exception of Pickford), and should have been in the referee's ear to get him to review it. I know it is not sporting etc.

Dave Lynch
51 Posted 04/05/2023 at 10:13:13
Nobody and I mean nobody in the last 20 years has shown the commitment, desire and faithfulness that Seamus has shown to the club.

He is up there with Labone, Ball, Kendal, Harvey and all the other greats who have pulled on the blue shirt.

In an age where money and cheap soundbites are king, Seamus has shown that commitment, respect and humility are the true attributes of a real football legend.

I salute you, sir.

Matt Hayhurst
52 Posted 04/05/2023 at 10:21:20
In these dark, dark years Seamus has been an absolute legend. Our very own Braveheart.

I am amazed every game that a man who had such a terrible injury and is also getting on in years can still put in such fantastic performances.

A fabulous player and a fabulous man.

Kevin Molloy
53 Posted 04/05/2023 at 10:28:41
He is also the last remnant of the much-maligned Moyes era. Even a decade on, we are still benefitting from Davey's skill in the transfer market. Compared with what came after, it looks now like a golden age.
Michael Lynch
54 Posted 04/05/2023 at 15:09:54
Dyche confirms he's out for the rest of the season.
Andy Crooks
55 Posted 04/05/2023 at 15:23:31
Allen, Goodison News is a click bait site run by koppites. Ignore it.
Paul Kossoff
56 Posted 04/05/2023 at 16:01:59
According to the Beeb he won't play again this season.
Everton captain Seamus Coleman is unlikely to play again this season because of a knee injury, says manager Sean Dyche.

Coleman was carried off on a stretcher during Monday's 2-2 draw at Leicester after colliding with Boubakary Soumare.

The full-back, 34, said on Wednesday he would be "back soon" after a scan on his right knee revealed no anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage.

"It's still a ligament injury which needs sorting out," said Dyche.

"Everyone feared it was an ACL, but it is not, which is good news for him."

Asked if Coleman would return during the remaining four Premier League games, Dyche said: "I don't think so, no."

The Republic of Ireland international may have played his last top-flight match for Everton as he is out of contract in June.

Ian Jones
57 Posted 04/05/2023 at 16:18:22
I remember his keepy uppies against Arsenal a few years back. Quality moment.
Think he also back heeled/nutmegged one of the players too.
Ted Donnelly
58 Posted 04/05/2023 at 16:59:45
Great news...

All the best, Seamus lad. The only one in the side that actually gets what Everton means!!

Christy Ring
59 Posted 04/05/2023 at 17:23:14
Dyche said Seamus won’t be back this season sadly. I thought his praise of Keane a good bit exaggerated, and not a chance of him being dropped, and his stat’s, substitutions make you worse.
Paul Hewitt
62 Posted 04/05/2023 at 18:40:01
Allan@74. Don't hold back mate.
Phil Smith
65 Posted 05/05/2023 at 01:26:57
I would be stunned if the club didn’t reward him with another 12 months.
Steve Brown
66 Posted 05/05/2023 at 02:54:51
If he wants it, Seamus has earned another playing contract.

Good luck to the lad.

Rob Hooton
67 Posted 05/05/2023 at 08:23:05
I hope that we see Coleman in the squad again next season, it would be an awful way to end his Everton career. He is universally loved by all blues.

I thought Patterson played well in the second half and deserves to keep the spot for now, we didn't concede any goals with him on the pitch!

I agree that Seamus deserves a 1-year extension, he'll be valuable no matter what league we are in next season.

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