Stress fracture concern for Everton's Seamus Coleman

Stress fracture concern for Everton's Seamus Coleman

Everton and Ireland star Seamus Coleman faces a fresh injury scare after missing Ireland’s midweek game against Poland.

The Irish captain travelled to Wroclow for Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with the rest of the squad despite being ruled out of the game with a foot injury sustained in the Nations League 4-1 defeat by Wales.

The 29 year-old is expected to miss Everton’s home match this weekend and could be out for a lengthy period.

He has been in good form for the Toffees this season, captaining the side in the absence of Phil Jagielka.

Nathan Redmond of Southampton battles for possession with Seamus Coleman and Idrissa Gueye of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on August 18 (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill said: "Seamus went for a scan. He has a little stress fracture, which is a concern. He could easily have got a flight home, but he stayed with the team.”

Though nowhere near as serious as his previous leg injury, stress fractures can take up to eight weeks to heal.

"He is a great captain, a really great captain. He is inspirational and obviously we hope he is back in time for the games coming up," O'Neill told RTE Sport.

Coleman missed over a year of competitive football after being on the receiving end of a horror tackle from Wales’ Neil Taylor in March 2017.