Everton's Gomes expected to make full recovery after horror injury

Everton's Gomes expected to make full recovery after horror injury

Everton's Gomes expected to make full recovery after horror injury

The Portugal global suffered the shocking injury when he fell awkwardly following a challenge from Tottenham's Son Heung-min in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

Cenk Tosun's stoppage-time equaliser rescued a late point for Everton, though the result was overshadowed following a serious injury to midfielder Gomes.

Referee Martin Atkinson originally handed Son a yellow card, but quickly upgraded his decision to a red card, after seeing the extent of the damage to Gomes.

Everton have confirmed that midfielder Andre Gomes is "expected to make a full recovery" after the surgery on the fracture dislocation of his right ankle, the horrific injury sustained during Sunday's Premier League clash with Tottenham, went "extremely well".

"The Portugal worldwide, who sustained the injury in yesterday's Premier League fixture with Tottenham, will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm [Everton's training ground] to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club's medical staff".

The frightful incident took place during the game on Sunday, as Tottenham ace Son Heung-min tackled the former Barcelona midfielder from behind, causing him to fall on to an onrushing Serge Aurier.

"He is expected to make a full recovery", the statement added.

"It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards".

"But it shows what we are about as a team". Son in particular was in tears on the pitch and was said to be inconsolable in the away dressing room after the game.

Son was visibly distraught after playing a part in Gomes' injury yesterday, but Everton boss Marco Silva was quick to defend the Spurs star in his post-match interview with Sky Sports. It was like we had been beaten. "We want to send, on behalf of the squad, our best wishes".

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