Things are getting into the business end of the season for both Everton and the Republic of Ireland. So when one of the key players for both teams is potentially out for a period of time, Martin O'Neill has every right to be nervous.
The Euro 2016 playoffs are approaching fast, with the first leg less than two weeks away. Having our best players available to face Bosnia is a must. There are doubts surrounding Coleman's availability for Everton this weekend with a stomach bug - but the news that he's lost a lot of weight must surely cast his long term availability in doubt as well.
RM says Seamus Coleman has a 'huge question mark' over him after suffering from a stomach bug. Baines and Besic are training today. #EFCvSUN
— Everton (@Everton) October 30, 2015
Coleman wasn't available to O'Neill for Ireland's big win over Germany, and should his illness lead him to miss more time - we will need another huge game from Cyrus Christie.