By Dr Rajpal Brar

31st Oct, 2023 | 5:40pm

Injury Expert issues fitness update on Everton captain Seamus Coleman

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Everton defender Seamus Coleman has been missing in action since last season due to a full ligament rupture, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert asserts that despite a long timescale for the Toffees captain’s return, it is not an ACL rupture that would’ve kept him out until the end of the year.

While it’s hard to call whether or not he’s ready to return for the under-21s, that could be one way towards getting him back to full fitness.

Discussing his situation exclusively with Goodison News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said:

The club have been very quiet about Coleman’s injury specifics, all we know is that it’s a knee injury and it’s not the ACL.

It has been quite some time now so it very well could be a full ligament rupture that doesn’t involve the ACL.

Difficult to say if he’s ready for U21s but he will need a methodical ramp up and bounce matches and that could be a way of achieving that soon.

Sean Dyche confirmed at the end of October that Coleman was back in full training for Everton so that’s a sign that he’s on the right track towards recovery.

However, given the length of his absence, rushing him back may not be the best idea in the world and he could return for the reserves in the coming days.

Chances of him being back for the cup game against Burnley on Wednesday, 1 November, are low, but he could make the bench in the matches after that.

In other Everton news, a BBC pundit believes that a first-team player may have upset the rest of the dressing room after what he did and said recently.