Friday,31 March 2017 : Everton defender Coleman needed surgery on a broken tibia and fibula after being injured in the 69th minute of Friday’s World Cup qualifying match at the Aviva Stadium, which finished in a goalless draw.
Coleman faces months on the sidelines and Taylor, who will definitely miss Wales’ next qualifier away to Serbia in June, faces the prospect of having his automatic one-match ban extended.
Wales captain Ashley Williams said Taylor wanted to visit Coleman in hospital, and sent him a text message from the Aviva Stadium.
“Neil was gutted. He was sitting on the floor virtually in tears,” he told the Everton website.
“Even people who don’t know Seamus like I do were gutted.
“He asked me to check if it would be OK to go to see Seamus in hospital. He got his number off me and sent him a text straight away.
“When I found out it was a broken leg it made me feel sick inside because it’s someone who I like so much and is one of my mates.”
Taylor began his professional career at Wrexham before moving to Swansea in 2010, helping the club win promotion to the Premier League in 2011.
The left-back moved to Championship club Aston Villa in January.