Seamus Coleman looks to be nearing a return for Everton.
That is the suggestion after the club took to their social media to post recent snaps of the Toffees captain training on the grass.
Coleman was spotted training alone in the hot temperatures of Merseyside on Friday, with Everton including a caption that read: ‘Back on the grass! Captain Coleman took a positive step this week at Finch Farm as he continues his recovery from injury’.
It’s been a long spell on the sidelines for the 34-year-old after he damaged his knee ligaments during Everton’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City back in May.
Coleman was expected to be out for some time and there was a lot of questions raised as to whether he had played his last game for the club he joined 14 years ago, though the injury wasn’t as bad as first feared and he then went onto sign a new one-year contract at Goodison Park.
The right-back underwent surgery before the end of last season and has since been doing his rehabilitiation at Finch Farm.
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Speaking to Irish publication The 42 last month, Coleman opened up on his injury and claimed that he was hopeful to be back in action in six to eight weeks – which would schedule his return for early/mid October.
Coleman said: “I’m good. I am better than I thought I would be coming off the pitch that night [against Leicester City]. I didn’t think the best that night.
“It was a significant injury but I am recovering well, hitting all the targets so far, being back on the grass over the last few weeks, not with the team but with the physios, back with the ball, and that.
“At the minute I am doing all that. In six, eight weeks, maybe I will be back at it fully and feeling good.”
Everton’s latest post suggest that Coleman is still very much on track and is working hard to get back fit after missing out on the Republic of Ireland’s EURO qualifiers against France and the Netherlands this week.
Sean Dyche and the fans will be delighted to see the veteran back in the team in a month or so, with Nathan Patterson taking his place in the backline so far this season.