By Dr Rajpal Brar

29th Mar, 2023 | 5:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the injury situation at Everton...

Everton defender Seamus Coleman may still be 100 per cent to play the game against Tottenham Hotspur on 1 April, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

According to the injury expert, he played for the Republic of Ireland in midweek after being a fitness doubt for the game.

The Toffees captain started the 1-0 loss to France on 27 March despite missing the 3-2 win against Latvia in the previous week.

He was touch and go and it seems like the Irish medical staff gave him the green signal to play against one of the world’s best attacks.

Speaking exclusively with Goodison News about Coleman’s condition, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said, “Coleman was able to play vs France so it sounds like he has overcome the mild thigh injury that kept him out vs Latvia next week.

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“His availability for the weekend will depend on his overall assessment once he returns to the club – which isn’t simply injury or not but also fatigue and match readiness.”

The 34-year-old put in a spirited performance in the game against France and will have every reason to be proud of his display.

It remains to be seen in what condition he returns to Merseyside as Spurs are not going to be an easy team to play against for Everton.

With Antonio Conte now sacked, there’s a good chance that they play with the shackles off and it could be a tougher side to defend against.