Everton confirms surgery for Andre Gomes after sickening leg break
Andre Gomes of Everton as he breaks his ankle Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

Everton have confirmed Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes will undergo surgery today after his sickening leg break in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham .

Gomes was stretchered off in gruesome circumstances after a tackle from Son Heung-Min propelled him forward and off balance at speed into Serge Aurier.

Everton confirmed the midfielder had suffered a fracture dislocation and clarified his status post-game.

“Andre Gomes will undergo surgery tomorrow (Monday) after sustaining an ankle injury in today’s game with Tottenham Hotspur,” the Everton statement read.

“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.”

Son was sent off for the incident, having been initially yellow carded before VAR intervention led to a straight red card for “endangering the safety” of Gomes.

Toffees boss Marco Silva said he felt for the Korean, who was visibly distressed after the incident.

“We have to be fair to Son,” Silva said. “All the respect to Son.

“Every time I look to him, and Andre, both of them we can put as high-level football players.

“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.”

Ben somerford
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