Sean Dyche has delivered a worrying update on Seamus Coleman who sustained a knock in Everton’s 2-2 draw at Leicester City last night.
The English boss admitted the defender’s injury ‘doesn’t look great’ and is probably serious.
The 34-year-old picked up a knee injury just before half-time as he went for a 50-50 ball with Boubakary Soumare.
The game was stopped as the right-back was given treatment. He was later carried off on a stretcher but was seen applauding the away supporters at the King Power Stadium.
It is unclear at this stage how long the Republic of Ireland international will remain sidelined, but Dyche is concerned about the injury.
“We’re waiting on news about Seamus,” the former Burnley boss told talkSPORT. “It doesn’t look great but we’re waiting on the clarity on that.
“The medics are thinking it’s probably going to be more serious than not.”
Coleman’s injury is a big blow for Everton as he has been an important member of the first team this season.
He made 25 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring once.
The experienced defender had missed three consecutive league matches with a hamstring issue ahead of Monday’s clash at the King Power.
But now his latest injury problem means he will likely be sidelined again for an extended spell.
The Merseyside outfit are in danger of relegation to the Championship at the end of the season.
Monday’s draw has left the Toffees 19th in the Premier League table, a point behind relegation rivals Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United.
Sean Dyche’s side face tough fixtures in the coming days as they travel to Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend before a home game against Manchester City.
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