Everton midfielder Andre Gomes suffered a dislocated fracture on his right ankle during Sunday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur and will undergo surgery on Monday.
The Portuguese midfielder was brought down by Heung-min Son in the second half of the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park and landed awkwardly before colliding with Serge Aurier.
Spurs attacker Son was shown a red card when the severity of the injury became apparent, with referee Martin Atkinson initially only showing the South Korean a yellow card.
Gomes was quickly treated by the team’s medical staff and put on a stretcher, where he headed straight to hospital for an injury that will almost certainly end his season.
In a statement on Sunday night, Everton confirmed: ‘Andre Gomes will undergo surgery tomorrow (Monday, November 4) after sustaining an ankle injury in today’s game with Tottenham Hotspur.
‘The Portugal international was stretchered from the pitch during the second half of the game and taken straight to Aintree Hospital by ambulance accompanied by members of the Everton medical team.
‘After undergoing hospital tests, it was confirmed he had suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle. The club will provide further updates in due course.’
Although Son was shown a red card for ‘endangering the safety’ of Gomes, he was consoled by Everton’s players after the match with nobody blaming him for the injury.
‘We have to be fair to Son. All the respect to Son. Every time I look to him, and Andre, both of them we can put as high-level football players,’ Everton boss Marco Silva told beIN SPORTS.
‘High-level characters as well. Even if I don’t know Son personally, he’s a very good player, I don’t believe he did that with bad intention. No, it was a tackle in that moment but not with bad intention for sure. He doesn’t want that for sure.
‘He’s so sad in this moment, in the dressing room, because a football player like Son does not want to do that, I am 100% sure he doesn’t want to do something with that intention.’