Seamus Coleman returns to Everton to continue rehab

The Irish captain spent the last month in Donegal

BY Daniel Kelly 14:10 Wednesday 26 April 2017, 14:10 26 Apr 2017

Picture by: Adam Davy/PA Wire/PA Images

Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has returned to England to begin his rehabilitation with Everton.

The 28-year-old had been based at home in Donegal for the past month after he broke his leg in a World Cup qualifier against Wales. 

Speaking to Everton TV, Coleman said it was "great to be back" at Everton's training ground Finch Farm, as he hopes to increase his rehabilitation in the coming weeks.

"I’ve started with very small exercises in the gym, and doing some walking in the pool and aqua-jogging. It’s just good to be back in and around the Club and feeling like a professional footballer again."

"Until something like this happens you don’t really sit back and think how fortunate you are to play for this Club, to play for the national team and to have all that support behind me."

"I always knew this was a great club, a special club. For this injury to happen, it's something I never wanted to happen. You realise that this club is amazing, as is the support I had from all the fans."

"I’m a fighter and there’s a part of me that’s looking forward to this challenge. It’s something to start all over again and fight for. I'm really looking forward to it."

The Killybegs star sounds confident of returning better than ever, but the tough work is only beginning.

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