Everton manager Ronald Koeman says Seamus Coleman is “positive” and ready to start his rehabilitation from his double leg break.
The Republic of Ireland captain suffered the injury in the World Cup qualifier against Wales last month.
He is set to be out of action for much, if not all, of the rest of 2017 as a result.
Koeman, his captain Phil Jagielka and some of the Toffees’ coaching staff went to visit Coleman in Donegal earlier this week.
And, speaking ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash with Burnley, Koeman said Coleman was in great spirits:
“It was great to see Seamus", he said.
“He had a lot of support from the fans and the players and the management.
“I think it’s good to do that for the boy.
“I think he lost that frustration.
“He is now ready to start his recovery.
“He will come back in one week and he will start to recover well.
“The boy is that type of professional.
“It was a big disappointment for everybody, first of all for the player himself.
“And he has put it away.
“He is now strong. He is looking positive and is ready to start again.”