Coleman has minor knee surgery

12/05/2023 18comments  |  Jump to last

Seamus Coleman has undergone surgery to repair the knee injury he sustained in the 2-2 draw with Leicester and though his 2022-23 campaign is over, Sean Dyche has suggested that the Irishman could prolong his playing career with the Blues next season. 

The manager revealed in his press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City that Coleman had a “minor operation” on his knee after scans last week confirmed that he hasn’t suffered serious damage to the ligaments.

The veteran full-back is out of contract at Goodison Park in the summer but remains a key part of the squad and was first-choice at right-back during Nathan Patterson’s two spells on the sidelines through his own injuries this season.

Coleman hasn’t given any indication to this point whether or not he would agree to a new contract but Dyche’s comments todays indicate that the club are keen for him to keep playing.

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"Seamus did have an operation and it has gone well,” Dyche said. “All being well he should be fit for next season. 

“I will be speaking to him ongoing [and] I have spoken to the ones that needed a chat about things. He is well in the loop where he sits at this football club."



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Minik Hansen
2 Posted 12/05/2023 at 17:36:11
Regardless of Seamus Coleman extending his contract or not, the club will need a leftback and a rightback for the longer term, as Mykolenko has been questionable at times, and Patterson has still things to prove.
I hope Seamus stays while all this will be sorted out with good players in those positions coming in. We were close to get Dumfries! There must be other players out there that can excite us if they move here.
Ian Bennett
3 Posted 12/05/2023 at 17:57:22
Kyle Walker being shown the door a city on a cheap deal would be decent business.
Trevor Tannenbaum
4 Posted 12/05/2023 at 18:21:00
Absolute dream land if you think Walker would come to us next. Shall we put a bid in for Haaland as well :)

Patterson is fine for next season and Coleman as back up. Invest elsewhere if we can !! After another left back needed even if just for competition.

John Williams
5 Posted 12/05/2023 at 18:49:26
Is that Pep saying Walker can leave on the cheap at the end of the season, or some lazy journo sitting at home wondering what to write for the back page.
Denis Richardson
6 Posted 12/05/2023 at 18:54:30
We need

Striker, LB, CB, CM, AM. just as a start.

Depending on leavers, another CB and another CM and another Striker

Need at least 5-6 new players and hopefully get rid of 7-8.

Get rid/try to sell; Maupay, Keane, Holgate, Davies, Townsend, Coady, Vinegre, Mina.

If we get decent offers; Iwobi, Doucoure, Grey

Yep, basically a new team needed - not going to happen though and I can see one of Pickford or DCL being sold if a decent bid comes in. Last of the family silver.

Please let us just stay up first. As long as Leics and Leeds lose this weekend, City game is a free hit like BHA last week.

Martin Mason
7 Posted 12/05/2023 at 19:19:05
After seeing Patterson and Mykolenko play so well at Brighton, I'm not sure especially as they both have the speed to operate as wing-backs if we play a back 3.

The key thing on Monday was how McNeil and Iwobi et al covered the full-backs and the Brighton wingers are very good. Think not of players as they are now in a very bad side but their potential if we improve as a side.

Jay Harris
8 Posted 12/05/2023 at 19:40:39

I don't disagree with your disposal list but I think we need to bring some of the youngsters through rather than go out and get expensive players.

Ryan Andrews at Watford would provide decent cover at right-back and Seamus has defied logic and some write-offs for a long time now.

We have a plethora of centre-backs and I would like to see Branthwaite integrated into the first team picture.

Midfield, as long as we keep Onana, looks as good as it has been for years so to me we should go balls out for forwards who can score goals and put the effort in.

Colin Glassar
9 Posted 12/05/2023 at 20:04:11
I think we should keep Seamus as cover for Patterson, who I rate highly. Mykolenko I'm not so sure of despite playing well against Brighton.

We need an overhaul in the summer and I think there are about 8 players who are set to leave (out of contract) including Lonergan, Davies, Iwobi (is that wishful thinking?) Coady, Vinagre, Mina etc….

Hopefully, whoever the manager is, we'll have a scouting system set up to actually scout potential players and not depend on NewsNow and the back pages of The Sun and Daily Mail.

David Currie
10 Posted 12/05/2023 at 20:11:32
Kyle Walker wants to play for Sheffield United so expect him to go there if he leaves Man City.
Jason Hewly
11 Posted 12/05/2023 at 20:25:48
Kyle Walker will go to whoever comes close to matching his wages. He's a fantastic player who leaves it all out there... on and off the pitch.

Giving Seamus a new contract is a no-brainer. He's been outstanding this season and the esteem he's held in by his teammates is apparent. If we weren't fighting relegation, we should have introduced Paterson in the same way as Coleman played ahead of Hibbert at the start of his career.

BTW, Paterson looks a real prospect.

Lee Courtliff
12 Posted 12/05/2023 at 20:45:20
Good luck to Seamus, a real footballer who deserves a great send off from us whenever that time finally comes.

I rate Patterson and hope he's given the chance to fully establish himself next season with Seamus as back up and Club Captain.

As for Mykolenko, I've always liked him despite his obvious limitations. I think it's because he comes across as a nice lad who obviously tries his very best. And he's not afraid of anyone.

But we, at the very least, need to bring in some competition for him. Hopefully Dyche and his set-up will see Mykolenko deliver consistently in a much more well-organised team.

I would have Niels Nkounkou as competition but it looks like he's on his way out having failed to impress Carlo, Rafa, Frank and now Dyche!

James Flynn
13 Posted 12/05/2023 at 20:50:39
My favorite was his first game back from his broken leg.

90+ minutes of the old wind sprints up and down the flank.

Even had Fat Sam stop talking about himself post-game to speak on Seamus's return.

Kevin Molloy
14 Posted 12/05/2023 at 20:52:51
When this season is finished, I wonder how significant will be that wonder goal Seamus scored against Leeds? Out of nothing.

What a remarkable player he's been.

Steve Shave
15 Posted 12/05/2023 at 21:05:33
Seamus our leader, a warrior. I love him, he's one of my all-time favourite players. We have to give him a 1-year extension (on lower wages most likely) with a direct plan to swap him and Patterson around and giving the young gun a chance to cement his place moving forwards.

That's right-back sorted; I personally would give Mykolwenko another year, first year in the Premier League is tough. He will never be a marauding chance creator though, he could however become a very decent old-school left-back. I would like to see Nkounkou play as his understudy next season, he has been brilliant on loan at Nantes. He is more of a wingback however, Godfrey can cover both sides if required.

I'd extend Doucouré's contract because we will lose him on a free otherwise; he's been good under Dyche. With many players leaving, I'd like to see a couple of youngsters blooded to fill squad numbers, players like Cannon, Mills and Warrington perhaps?

Regardless of whether we stay up or go down, I would like us to shop in the Championship. Go all out for Ndiaye, Gyökeres and Alex Scott.

A pairing of Tarkowski and Branthwaite has a really solid feel about it as our starting centre-backs next season. Calvert-Lewin and Gyökeres fighting it out to play up front.

Paul Birmingham
16 Posted 12/05/2023 at 23:00:52
For me, 18 February 2023 v Leeds at Goodison should be his day after Seamus's exceptional goal. In view of this season and over many seasons of challenges, his goals including against Southampton and Swansea, have helped keep Everton in the Premier League.

Working close by to BMD, today, it was a great chance to check on the progress of Everton's new stadium. It's amazing and in view of the design and foot-print challenges, I've a very good feeling that Everton's, fortunes can change Everton are rising on a massive scale which will be huge by the start of next season.

Gutted to leave a lifetime of memories at Goodison. My first pitch invasion was over the top after Eamon O'Keefe's goal vs Southampton in the replay in 1980, and the next one in 1994 after Wimbledon. Plenty of memories and emotions but Bayern in the 2nd leg in 1985, is the best and my Dad was there, extra special.

That was the day in view of derbies and big wins against the so-called big English teams in Everton's "Golden Era", stopped due to the neighbours. That was the catalyst that was stopped and the rest is now.

But the stench on the streets, the ground, the old smell of Higsons, and the distant smell of the old Tobacco Warehouse stand out. Flinders Street, 1st generation, happy days.

But family and friends and like all of us here on ToffeeWeb and in the Top Balcony, it's immortal and will never be forgotten.

The legacy is a huge void to fill and I hope all the pubs, Chippies, and Supper Bars, Cafes and Match Day Food Bars do get due support to reestablish near to BMD on a fair basis.


Andrew Keatley
18 Posted 12/05/2023 at 23:47:03
Hopefully Patterson will have taken great confidence and satisfaction from his display against Brighton. Mitoma has been one of the breakout stars of the Premier League this season and, although he got the better of Patterson in one exchange early on, I felt like Patterson physically dominated the Brighton winger for the rest of the game. Really good to see.

On the basis that we are playing Premier League football again next season, I'd say that Coleman and Patterson are decent enough options for 12 months, especially since we have other areas of the team that need much more attention.

We need another left-back. Vinagre has been a non-starter on every level while Ishe Samuels-Smith is an excellent future prospect, I think he's probably another year or two from being able to become a first-team regular.

We all know we need a couple of out-and-out forwards as Maupay is just not good enough and we should just cut our losses there and start again. Dobbin, Cannon and Simms are probably not ready for regular contributions (and may never be) and I should think two of those three (Dobbin and one of the other two) will be back out on loan.

I'd like to see Stanley Mills added to the first-team squad but he'll probably get a decent loan to a Championship club and I'd expect him to really catch the eye at that level. So, in basic terms, we desperately need reinforcements up front.

I personally think we seem to be perpetually short of a playmaker in the James Maddison mould, and I'd expect another centre-back or two to arrive as Coady will surely head back to Wolves (or elsewhere). Holgate should probably be moved on, Godfrey is just not a good enough footballer with the ball at his feet and has too many holes in his game, and both Mina and Keane may want to switch it up too.

I wouldn't be surprised if at least 2 of those 5 are not here come September. Beyond that, we have Tarkowski and Branthwaite – and who knows what sort of interest Branthwaite might garner over the summer, and what his ambition is to play for Everton in the medium-term at least?

Reece Welch is probably ready to go out on loan to a League One side, while Lewis Gibson and Ryan Astley will no doubt end up moving on from the club.

We still have midfielders to permanently move out of the club in Gbamin and Gomes. Tom Davies seems to drop further and further down the pecking order with every passing season but probably offers uncomplicated squad depth if he extends his deal although I think he'll probably want to cash in on being out of contract this summer.

We'll soon find out whether Doucouré might fancy a different challenge or paycheck elsewhere but, if we stay up, I expect his 1-year extension option to be triggered.

Again, none of the academy graduates are really knocking on the first-team door; I'd expect Warrington and Onyango to go out on loan again, and it sounds like Isaac Price is off to Standard Liege. I suspect that Jenson Metcalfe might be the one to get chances to jump up from the Under-21s to the first team over the course of the coming season.

Hopefully there is no need to cash in on Pickford or we might be looking at an entirely new set of goalkeepers next season, with Begovic and Lonergan out of contract. Joao Virginia's loan has been a disaster so he might even end up as our third choice (read "emergency") keeper by default as he goes into the final year of his contract as there probably won't be many takers for him on loan or as a permanent transfer.

Harry Tyrer has seemingly had an excellent season at Chester and might get another loan higher up the pyramid for next season.

So there will no doubt be plenty for the management team to consider over the summer, but right back is one area they probably won't be overly concerned with.

Darryl Ritchie
19 Posted 13/05/2023 at 02:40:33
The best £60,000 we ever spent!

Sligo probably thinking, “Jeez, we should've asked twice that.”

Denis Richardson
20 Posted 13/05/2023 at 11:38:01
Jay 8,

Would love to see some of the youngsters come through, been a long time since we’ve had a first team regular come through the ranks.

I’d also like us to bring in more promising youngsters, late teens/early twenties. Won’t cost much and only needs one or two to be decent. If the likes of Brighton and Brentford can do it, not sure why we’ve struggled. Also exactly how DCL joined us.

BK and general lack of strategy and leadership the obvious obstacles…..All talk of new scouting team, strategy, long term plans a bit pie in the sky if we don’t have a change up top. We’ve been saying that for years….

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