Coleman was immediately taken to hospital and today will have an operation on a double break to his tibia.
The injury almost certainly rules the 28-year-old out for the rest of Everton’s Premier League campaign.
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It was reckless, irresponsible
And former Wales player Hartson has described Taylor’s challenge, which earned him a red card, as “reckless”.
“It was a shocking challenge by Neil Taylor. He’ll know that himself. He apologised rightly so,” Hartson said on Football Focus.
“I believe he went into the Ireland dressing room after the game to apologise. The next thing would be to get in touch with Seamus himself.
Seamus Coleman (centre) had his leg broken in Ireland's draw with Wales
Everton star Coleman was immediately taken to hospital
Ireland and Wales drew 0-0 in Dublin last night
“It was reckless, irresponsible.
“Most of the guys are generally like each other, have mutual respect in football. I don’t think anyone goes onto a football field with the intent of breaking someone’s leg.
“That’s actually happened, it’s an awful shame from Seamus Coleman’s point of view.
“You feel for the boy but it was an awful tackle. I can’t defend it.”