Martin O'Neill has confirmed Seamus Coleman's surgery went well
Seamus Coleman suffered a horrific double leg fracture in Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Wales.
Neil Taylor's late challenge led to the Everton defender being removed from the field on a stretcher and sent to a Dublin hospital for surgery.
And Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has confirmed the operation was a huge success and he can now begin the long road to recovery.
Seamus Coleman underwent surgery in Dublin after the game
"He had the operation yesterday morning at 8:30am, that was successful," O'Neill said.
"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.
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"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."
Coleman was having a fine season for club and country before the injury, making 28 appearances for the Toffees, scoring four goals.
He is under contract at Goodison Park until June 2019.