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Seamus Coleman has received plenty of support in the wake of his horrific leg break during the Republic of Ireland’s goalless draw with Wales on Friday.

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On Saturday, his club manager Ronald Koeman promised that the “Everton family” will be with Coleman every step of the way during his long road to recovery.

As Coleman gets set to undergo surgery to repair his right leg, Koeman said he hopes to speak with the right back on Saturday to ensure he’s aware that the Merseyside club and its fans will support him as he attempts to regain fitness over the coming months.

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A brief statement from Koeman on Everton’s website read:

I haven’t been able to speak to Seamus as yet and I hope to do so this afternoon, but he will be aware that the thoughts of his teammates, the coaching staff, everyone at the Club and all Evertonians are with him at this time. No-one ever wishes to see something like this happen to any player, much less one of our own.

The medical staff here at Everton are in contact with the medical staff of the Republic of Ireland and we will continue to liaise closely.

Seamus will face a lengthy recovery period and we will support him throughout this.

He is a really strong character and he has a great family around him and we, his extended family at Everton, will be here for him to help him get through this over the coming days, weeks and months.