“Seamus is positive and he is feeling strong
Ronald Koeman and Phil Jagielka flew to Ireland on Tuesday to visit Seamus Coleman who is recovering from injury in his hometown of Killybegs.
The Everton manager and captain were joined by fitness coach Jan Kluitenberg and the Club’s Head of Medical Services Matt Connery on their trip to see the defender.
Coleman underwent surgery two-and-a-half weeks ago on the broken leg suffered on international duty and has spent the initial period of his recovery alongside friends and family at home.
“We made the visit to show our support for Seamus, the support of his teammates and the support he has from all Evertonians,” said Koeman. “Every player in these circumstances needs this level of support to recover well.
“Seamus is positive and he is feeling strong. He is really grateful for all of the messages he has received from Everton fans and from people all over the world.
The travelling quartet, on a day off from training, took with them a selection of the get-well-soon cards that have been sent to USM Finch Farm by football fans from all across the world.
In addition to the dozens of letters to arrive by post, the Club has also received almost 2,000 emails of support from locations as far and wide as Finland, Egypt, Bangladesh, Colombia and New Zealand.
Jagielka added: “We had a really good chat with Seamus and it was great to see him in such good spirits. He was smiling and feeling positive, which is all we can ask for. He knows we are all here to help him along the way.”