Evertoncaptain Seamus Coleman was carried off on a stretcher just before half time in his side’s clash against relegation rivals Leicester.
The 34-year-old was challenged byBoubakary Soumare, with the Leicester player getting a yellow card.
As he was taken off on the stretcher Coleman was still attempting to gee up the Everton supporters.
Not looking good for Séamus Coleman … pic.twitter.com/yZF14qLdvi
— Matthew O’ Connor (@_mattoconnor) May 1, 2023
If only we had 11 Seamus Coleman’s on the pitch 😭 pic.twitter.com/yOx2XZM1NW
— Andrew Samuel (@andrew_sammy7) May 1, 2023
Just heartbreaking to see Seamus Coleman go off in a stretcher with what seems to be a bad injury.
Devastating to sustain such a serious injury at his age but it didn’t stop him from willing on his teammates on his way off. A selfless leader ’til the endpic.twitter.com/34AbHmeXYA
— Kenny’s Kids (@KennysKids) May 1, 2023
Speaking onBBCRadio Five Live, formerManchester Cityplayer Michael Brown expressed concern that Coleman may have suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Brown said: ‘It doesn’t look good [for Coleman].
Soumare just ran into the side of his shin and it could be an ACL injury.’
Coleman was replaced by Nathan Patterson in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half.
The news regarding Coleman will be of concern to Everton as they look to avoid relegation.
Following the game against Leicester, Everton have four more games remaining this season – against Brighton, Manchester City, Wolves and Bournemouth.
Coleman has been at Everton since 2009 and has made over 400 appearances for the club.