Captain Coleman gives Everton a boost with update on knee injury

Everton captain Seamus Coleman has confirmed that his injury is not as serious as initially feared.

The 34-year-old defender appeared to have suffered a serious knee injury during Everton’s 2-2 draw with relegation rivals Leicester on Monday night.

Coleman received treatment on the pitch before he was stretchered off to the King Power Stadium after colliding with Leicester’s Boubakary Soumare.

After the match, manager Sean Dyche feared the worst, but Coleman confirmed on Everton’s Twitter that there is no ACL damage and he could return to action soon.

He told his followers: “Just wanted to update you all, thanks so much for the well wishes. Just got back from my scan and I’m happy to say I have no ACL damage. Come back soon.

Nathan Patterson replaced Coleman against the Foxes and Everton are 19th in the table, one point from safety, with four games to play.

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