Published: Tue, November 05, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Everton’s Andre Gomes to undergo surgery on fracture dislocation to right ankle

Everton’s Andre Gomes to undergo surgery on fracture dislocation to right ankle

Gomes suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle following a challenge from Tottenham Hotspurs' Heung-min Son that saw Gomes' foot get caught in the turf and players were visibly distraught at the horrific injury.

Spurs are expected to lodge an appeal against the red card shown to Son by referee Martin Atkinson, who had initially brandished a yellow card.

'The Portugal global was once stretchered from the pitch all around the 2nd half of the game and taken straight to Aintree Sanatorium by ambulance accompanied by people of the Everton medical crew. The serious injury to the Portuguese international's right leg, which has since been confirmed as a broken ankle, had players from both sides, as well as many in the stands, with heads in hands.

"VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action, not what happened after".

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said that Son was "devastated" over his role in the incident, but added that there was no malicious intent from the South Korean - something which Everton boss Marco Silva agreed with.

The Everton player suffered a disgusting looking injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. "We are all devastated but of course for Everton it is devastating", he added.

The Wales worldwide revealed Son was left questioning whether people would say his challenge on Gomes was malicious, with Tottenham players and staff determined to lift his spirits.

The Premier League issued a statement after the game to clarify why the card had been upgraded, in which it said: "The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a effect of his initial challenge".

Tottenham's Dele Alli, who scored his side's goal in the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park, said Son was inconsolable. "The club will see if it is possible but what we can not change is what happened after (the incident)".

"Our players are sad now, it is a tough moment in our dressing room, but the spirit we showed after that moment was good".

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

While Eriksen clearly has not been at his best this season, and Spurs fans are unhappy with him, we all know the quality that he possesses. The team just [has] to sometimes say these things happen in football and, as terrible as it is, they do.

"I want to thank the captain, Seamus Coleman - he came into the dressing room to console Son", said Pochettino.

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