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Everton winger Coleman delighted with early recovery

Everton winger Seamus Coleman was happy to be back in action for their draw with Aston Villa after returning early from an ankle injury.

Initial estimates suggested he'd be sidelined for around two months but Coleman's rapid recovery saw him back in a Blue shirt quicker than even he expected.

"I surprised myself to be honest," he told evertontv. "I was back training on the Monday and had a really good week. Obviously I was trying to impress the manager, he saw fit to put me in and I was more than happy to play.

"It was very frustrating to get injured when I did," he added. "I was really enjoying that match against Villarreal, it was close to half-time and then I got that dirty tackle.

"It was disappointing to miss the first two games of the season, but I was suspended for one of those so only really missed one league game through injury if you want to look at it positively.

"When it happened I thought it was broken but you always panic at that stage. I calmed down a bit but it was badly swollen and bruised and we thought I would be out longer.

"There was no exact timescale but thankfully I healed quickly and I wasn't out for long. I am generally a quick healer and I was itching to get back so I listened to the medical staff and did exactly what they said."

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