Fifa to pay Coleman’s £50,000-a-week wages after double leg break

FIFA will stump up Seamus Coleman’s wages whilst he recovers from his injury hell.

The Ireland right-back is sidelined for at least six months after suffering a double leg break following a challenge by Neil Taylor in their 0-0 draw with Wales on Friday.

The Everton star had successful surgery on Saturday and now faces a painful rehabilitation to get back to full fitness.

And Fifa’s club protection programme means they will pay the player’s wages, thought to be around £50,000-a-week, until he fully recovers.

Everton have been keeping in close contract with doctors in Dublin and sent their own physiotherapist to check on his progress.

He said: “He had the operation yesterday [Saturday] morning at 8:30am, that was successful.

“He has realized everything that has happened and is obviously very disappointed.

Comments