Seamus Coleman faces a race against time to be fit for Tuesday’s Merseyside derby after Everton confirmed the Killybegs native picked up a “minor soft tissue injury” against West Brom on Monday.
Twenty-five-year-old Coleman was substituted with 11 minutes remaining of the 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns and after being assessed by the club’s medical staff yesterday, a short statement has been released on Everton’s website.
“Seamus Coleman has suffered a minor soft tissue injury. The defender was forced off during Everton’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday night,” it read.
“He has been closely monitored by Blues medical staff since then and has already begun his recovery.”
The statement from Everton is somewhat vague over how long Coleman will be out as they face into an FA Cup fourth round clash against Stevenege on Saturday.
Manager Roberto Martinez has seen Coleman score six goals already this season and would hope to have the right-back available for Tuesday’s Premier League fixture at Liverpool.