Martin O'Neill believes Seamus Coleman will return stronger from the horrific injury that's ended his season.
The Republic of Ireland skipper may not play again this year after undergoing surgery on a double leg fracture.
O’Neill has managed players who've come back from similar injuries.
He saw Henrik Larsson make a full recovery from a double leg fracture while manager of Celtic.
“Before I went to Celtic, about five or six months before that, Henrik Larsson had a very serious injury and he recovered magnificently and the injury didn’t bother him again from then until the end of his career, so players have recovered.
“Great players have broken their legs and come back, and Seamus, should take, obviously it’s very early for him to start considering all those things, but he is positive.
“Naturally as I mentioned earlier at the start he’s down, as he would be.”
O’Neill spoke to 98FM’s Darren Cleary about Coleman’s road to recovery, how the referee could’ve spared the defender a broken leg, and what he hoped to take from the friendly with Iceland.