Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has admitted that Seamus Coleman is “still pretty down” as a result of the double led injury sustained while on international duty.
The 28 year old had to undergo surgery to pin the tibia and fibula in his right leg, which tore as a result of a poor challenge by Wales’ Neill Taylor during a 0-0 World Cup qualification draw at the Aviva Stadium last week.
When asked about the status of Coleman ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly international against Iceland, O’Neill said, “I think he’s just beginning to come to terms with it. I saw him yesterday and he’s still pretty down about it. He’s not in as much pain, the operation went very well and it’s just a matter of coming to terms with it.”
O’ Neill will remain confident that his captain will be able to make a full recovery and return to action having seen Henrik Larsson making a recovery from a similar injury while managing Celtic.