Everton have provided an update on the extent of Andre Gomes’ injury after he was taken to Aintree Hospital for further evaluation.
The Toffees released a statement confirming that the 26-year-old sustained a fracture dislocation to his right ankle and will undergo surgery on Monday morning (official Everton site).
Gomes was tripped by Tottenham’s Heung-min Son and appeared to be injured by an awkward fall prior to a secondary challenge from Serge Aurier.
The position of Gomes’ foot while he writhed around on the Goodison Park pitch prompted an anguished reaction from players and home supporters who were positioned close to the incident.
The midfielder had been linked with a move to Tottenham during the summer only for a move to fail to materialise and subsequently went on to make his loan move from Barcelona into a permanent deal (Telegraph).
Spurs forward Heung-min Son was dismissed by referee Martin Atkinson for the challenge which led to the injury.
A statement on the official Everton website read: “Everton Football Club can confirm 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.”
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