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01st May 2023

Seamus Coleman stretchered off in Everton’s relegation battle against Leicester

Robert Redmond

Coleman whipped up the Everton players and crowd as he left the pitch.

Seamus Coleman was stretchered off during the first half of Everton’s match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Monday evening.

The Toffees captain was fouled by Boubakary Soumare as the pair contested a loose ball. Coleman’s knee took the brunt of the collision and buckled under the pressure.

The Leicester City midfielder was booked for the heavy challenge.

Coleman received medical treatment on the pitch before he was stretchered off to a warm ovation from all corners of the ground. Nathan Patterson replaced him for the Toffees.

The Donegal native, 34, whipped up the Everton fans as he left the pitch and geed up his teammates, who came over to check on him.

Coleman suffered a serious knee injury in March 2017 following a dangerous tackle by Neil Taylor in a World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium.

The Irish defender returned to action in January 2018. Hopefully, this injury isn’t anywhere near as bad as it looks. Everton have yet to provide an update on the player’s condition.

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