McCarthy says Coleman may be out for 4 to 6 weeks

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 16comments  |  Jump to last

The Republic of Ireland Manager, Mick McCarthy is quoted as saying he has been told that Seamus Coleman will be out of action for 4 to 6 weeks.

Everton's woes with injuries continue to mount, the Irishman going down in the first half of the game against Manchester United on Sunday, and being replaced by Djibril Sidibé on after just 31 minutes.

The damage is reported to be a quadriceps muscle injury but the club so far have remained tightlipped about this latest blow to Everton's brief and now fading hopes of European qualification.


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Joe Corgan
1 Posted 04/03/2020 at 23:43:48
Well he did go down on Sunday holding his quad. He immediately signalled to the bench he was going to need to come off.
Mark Andersson
2 Posted 05/03/2020 at 01:34:40
End of the road for Coleman. He will become the new sick note. Shame really. I hope he gets back for next season... although personally, I would move him on.
Bill Gienapp
3 Posted 05/03/2020 at 01:54:07
Seems a bit premature to dismiss our hopes of European qualification as "fading."
Kieran Kinsella
4 Posted 05/03/2020 at 03:05:22
If Martin O'Neill was still in charge this report would have read “O'Neill says Coleman ‘fit as fiddle' and will play every minute of every Eire game.”
Alan J Thompson
5 Posted 05/03/2020 at 05:31:24
I suppose it beats Everton having to employ a Publicity Officer.
Fran Mitchell
6 Posted 05/03/2020 at 06:06:36
That means Sibide as our only choice at right-back, with Holgate as back up in emergency. Teams will know to target the right side as defensively Sibide is woeful. Really hope we don't make his move permanent.

Jonjoe Kenny for right-back next season. And maybe a move for Aarons from Norwich too, or someone else Brands finds. And have them battle each other for the place.

Jim Bennings
7 Posted 05/03/2020 at 08:40:38
Age and injuries have caught up with Seamus over the last few years... Let's face it, since the broken leg, he's never been the player he was under Moyes and Martinez.

We need a top right-back in the summer, Sidibe is an absolute nightmare defensively and he's slowly gone downhill since that FA Cup derby embarrassment.

Kenny won't come back, in my opinion, he's a steady enough defender but he's not a player than propels a team to challenge the top four.

Danny Broderick
8 Posted 05/03/2020 at 08:51:36

Just out of interest, were you saying the same about Seamus Coleman when he was Kenny's age?

Jim Bennings
9 Posted 05/03/2020 at 09:21:22

Perhaps I was but having said that also, Coleman has never been quite good enough even at his peak to play in a team that could have pushed for the Champions League either.

Seamus was fantastic going forward under Moyes and in Martinez early seasons (maybe his crossing had been the weakness that's never improved).

Kenny has a long way to go before he even reaches Coleman's early years however and going forward I haven't really been convinced in the Premier League by him.

I'd have Kenny as back up next season.

Rob Dolby
10 Posted 05/03/2020 at 12:31:04
It's so easy to say players are never the same after injuries isn't it.

In my opinion Coleman since his return from Blackpool is champions League class.

As players mature injuries curtail elements of their game. Arteta was never the dashing winger he once was and people seemed happy for him to leave. Wenger played him holding centre mid for 5 years and he looked a quality player.

Peter Reid and Andy Gray where already crocks and past their sell by date before we got them. Managed properly we had 2 top quality players busting a gut every game.

Coleman proved against Palace that he is still a player and a valuable asset at the club. If managed properly he could be used similar to Baines but at present he is the best we have.

James Flynn
11 Posted 05/03/2020 at 12:42:44
If Kenny comes back and proves he's the guy, great.

He's 23 next week. At that that age, Seamus was doing his 90-minutes of wind sprints, scoring and assisting. Even had his "60 Grand, 60 Grand" chant.

Let's hope Jonjoe can replicate some of that next season.

Michael O'Malley
12 Posted 05/03/2020 at 17:05:12
I totally agree with Jim @9 about Seamus, a fantastic servant to the club but never thought he was a great defender and his crossing has always been a bit suspect. However, you can't fault his passion and he is defo one of the best bargains in Premier League history.
Phil Smith
13 Posted 05/03/2020 at 17:52:04
Seamus and Jonjoe should battle it out next year.
Gary Willock
14 Posted 05/03/2020 at 18:04:36
Maybe give Kyle John a chance to step up and provide some cover from the bench (or on the pitch if Europe becomes unlikley!)

I think Seamus and Baines will both stay as cover next season, but – if that's the case – the 'first-choice' full-backs both need to be *quality*. I'd love it to be Jonjoe Kenny, but I've not seen enough of him this season, tbh. Maybe allow him another season at Schalke with an option to recall in January if any new guy is not working out.

Jerome Shields
15 Posted 05/03/2020 at 19:26:40
Hopefully this injury is better managed than the last. At least McCarthy is allowing him to be injured and recover. Coleman has been at his best recently, played Zaha off the pitch in a memorable performance I will always remember. Good luck with his recovery. The Sidibé - Colman partnership is on hold, unfortunately.
Colin Glassar
16 Posted 05/03/2020 at 19:36:19
Gutted for Seamus and I hope he gets well soon. But we need to be ruthless with our injury-prone players. For far too long we have persevered with walking cripples like Gibson, Rodwell, McCarthy, Van der Meyde, Hibbert etc... paying them a fortune when it's obvious their bodies can't take the strain.

Now we're stuck with Tosun, Gbamin, Bolasie to name a few. Players who lose value by the day. I say, cut them loose. No more sentimentality. This is Everton Football Club — not bloody Emergency Ward 10!!!

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