Everton's Seamus Coleman to make Republic of Ireland return vs. Turkey

Seamus Coleman is back in the Republic of Ireland squad for the first time since fracturing his right leg in March 2017.

Coleman, 29, has been included by manager Martin O'Neill for the friendly against Turkey in Antalya on March 23, a day short of a year since his injury.

The Everton full-back underwent surgery after breaking his leg during a goalless World Cup qualifying draw with Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Coleman was hurt in a challenge by Neil Taylor 72 minutes into a tight encounter and underwent a lengthy rehabilitation process.

He returned to action for Everton in a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Jan. 31 and has made three appearances this season.

Ireland missed out on a place at the World Cup in Russia after a playoff defeat to Denmark.