Everton expects André Gomes to fully recover from the terrible injury he sustained on Sunday in the home game with Tottenham Hotspur (1-1). The Portuguese midfielder of Everton suffered a serious ankle fracture in a charge by Heung-Min Son.

"Everton can confirm that André Gomes has today undergone a very successful operation on his broken ankle", as can be read on the site of the 'Toffees'. "André will have to stay in the hospital for some time, but the expectation is that he will recover completely."

The incident happened ten minutes before time at Goodison Park. 26-year-old Gomes was busy with a rush on the sidelines and was stopped by a sliding of Son, after which the Everton midfielder also bumped into the upcoming Serge Aurier.

Son initially received a yellow card from referee Martin Atkinson, but that went red when the seriousness of the injury became apparent. Gomes' foot was turned a quarter turn relative to his leg, to the horror of the players around him. Son left the field hard when he saw the injury of Gomes.

Gomes was carried from the field with a stretcher and taken to the hospital, where it was found that his ankle was broken.

It is still unclear how long Gomes will be out of circulation.

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Son Heung-Min leaves the field excitedly when he has seen the injury of André Gomes. (Photo: Pro Shots)

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