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Everton captain Seamus Coleman set to return this season after avoiding ACL injury

Seamus Coleman has provided an update on the nasty-looking injury he sustained during Everton’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City on Monday. 

The 34-year-old landed awkwardly on his right leg after a tackle by Boubakary Soumare just before the interval. 

He was later carried off on a stretcher with Nathan Patterson replacing him. Manager Sean Dyche feared the worst after the match as he admitted the injury looked very serious.

However, Coleman has now confirmed his injury is not as bad as first thought.

“Just back from my scan and pleased to say I have no ACL damage. Be back soon,” Coleman wrote on Instagram (as per BBC Sport).

“Thanks so much for all the well wishes.”

Coleman has been an important member of Everton’s first team this season, netting one goal in 26 appearances in all competitions.

The Toffees still have four matches to play this season, and Coleman could play a part in the remaining games. 

The situation at Goodison Park looks bleak as they are in serious danger of being relegated to the Championship. 

They are sitting 19th in the table, a point adrift of Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Leicester City. 

Sean Dyche’s side face two tough opponents in their next two fixtures in Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City.  

The Toffees’ final two matches will be against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth – teams who have just about secured Premier League survival. 

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