Terrible scenes to watch…
Andre Gomes will undergo surgery on Monday after sustaining a serious ankle injury.
Everton have confirmed Andre Gomes suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle in Sunday’s Premier League draw against Tottenham, with the Portugal international set to undergo surgery on Monday. Gomes was taken off on a stretcher in the second half at Goodison Park following a challenge from Son Heung-min which saw the Everton player then collide with Serge Aurier.
Spurs forward Son, who was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson, was visibly distraught before being led down the tunnel, while players from both teams were clearly distressed by the incident.
“Everton can confirm Andre Gomes will undergo surgery on Monday after sustaining an ankle injury in today’s game with Tottenham”, they said in a statement.
“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.”
VAR advised the on field referee to show Son a red card even though replays appear to suggest that the fractured leg may have been caused after the contact was made, perhaps through no fault of the Korea Republic star.