Sports specialist and head of the National Olympic Committee Medical Committee, Dr. Hashil Obaid Al-Tunaiji, described the injury of Everton player André Gomez during his team's match with Tottenham Hotspurs in the English Premier League on Sunday, as one of four severe cases that occur in the stadiums and need intervention A quick medical without delay from the referee of the game of the greatest medical importance, noting that the rehabilitation of Gomez injury may take nine months after surgery, and may reach the full year depending on the severity of the injury.
Andre Gomez suffered a serious injury to the right ankle after a violent intervention from behind by South Korean Sun Hyung Min, made him fall to the ground and collide in Sergei Aourer after twisting his ankle, and put all the hands on their heads, in addition to the players of Everton to console Sun knew that despite his rough intervention, his intention was not to hurt.
"The referee was supposed to direct the treatment of the injured player before punishing the injured Sun, in order to avoid injury worsening," Al Tunaiji told Emirates News. When injuries first occur so as not to aggravate the situation before administrative sanctions, because the delay in treatment can lead to significant complications, so the culture of injury on the pitch shared responsibility of the player and the referee and then the doctor, in order to spread the culture of first aid ».
He added that «there are four cases that must be strongly intervened: swallowing the tongue, heart failure, concussion leading to unconsciousness, and dislocation of the joint leading to the composite fractures, which may cause arteries or damage to the nerves, and described the situation suffered by the player as dislocation Full of the ankle joint, may be accompanied by additional fractures of the bone of the joint or leg or both, and is a serious injury and unusual, and is likely to lead to early retirement or delay the return of the player to the stadiums or away from the level known ».
As for how to avoid injury from football players in general, and the Gulf League players in particular, Al Tunaiji said: «Muscle weakness may contribute to the speed of exposure to such injuries, but in general can not be avoided when it causes the roughness of the opponent player», calling on players to comply "What happened in the case of Gomez is due to violent intervention that reaches an unavoidable level, even if the player is in good physical health," he said.