FIFA to pay Seamus Coleman’s wages during injury

FIFA will cover Seamus Coleman’s weekly wages while the Irish captain recovers from injury.

Everton will receive financial support from FIFA’s Club Protection Programme, which covers the salaries of players injured on international duty.

Coleman broke both his right tibia and fibula in Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Wales on Friday after a shocking tackle from Neil Taylor, who was shown a straight red card for his reckless challenge.

The 28 year old full back is expected to be sidelined for at least six months, and his weekly wage is reportedly in the region of £50,000.

The Irish skipper was stretchered off and taken straight to St Vincent’s University Hospital, before undergoing surgery on Saturday morning.

Martin O’Neill told the BBC yesterday that Coleman’s surgery had been a success.

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

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

“It will take some time to heal. It’s a double break but it has been pinned up now and screwed in.

“I know the doctors and surgeons are all very, very pleased with the way the operation has gone and now it’s time for recuperation.”

The Ireland boss also revealed there is no timeframe for the skipper’s return.

 Robbie Brady – who missed the clash with Wales through suspension – will captain Ireland in tomorrow night’s friendly with Iceland in Coleman’s absence.

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