Coleman diagnosed with 'soft tissue' injury

Everton have confirmed right-back Seamus Coleman suffered a 'minor soft tissue injury' against West Brom on Monday.

Coleman was substituted in the closing stages of Monday's 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns, with manager Roberto Martinez subsequently confirming the 25-year-old had felt pain in his hamstring.

A further update from Everton's official website on Wednesday revealed the nature of Coleman's injury, but did not put a timescale on the Republic of Ireland international's likely absence.

"Seamus Coleman has suffered a 'minor soft tissue injury'," read the statement.

"The defender was forced off during Everton’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.

"He has been closely monitored by Blues medical staff since then and has already begun his recovery."

Coleman has enjoyed a fine season under Martinez to date, scoring five league goals to more than double his previous tally for Everton.


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