Andre Gomes horror injury leaves Everton and Tottenham players in distress


Tottenham and Everton players were left in distress after a horrific injury to Andre Gomes.

Son Heung-min was left devastated after Andre Gomes suffered a horrific ankle injury following a tackle from the Tottenham forward.

The South Korean was shown a straight red and was immediately reduced to tears after seeing the damage his challenge had caused the midfielder.

Tottenham and Everton players were left distressed by the incident as Gomes needed immediate medical attention.

He left the field on a stretcher to the applause of Goodison Park.

Son chased back to tackle Gomes as he ran down the left flank, and the wideman lunged to make the tackle.

Gomes then continued and made contact with Serge Aurier, with his leg appearing to get stuck in the turf.

Lucas Digne was the first on the scene and remained composed to console his team-mate.

That’s when several players began to panic when they caught a glimpse of his ankle, which was twisted 90 degrees to the right from its normal position.

Jamie Carragher claimed during commentary that he didn’t feel as though the tackle was worthy of a red card.

“It’s not a red card,” he said.

“Son is just trying to stop him in his tracks and Gomes’ foot just gets caught underneath him.

“Aurier comes in behind but it wasn’t either player, really.

“The challenge from Son forces him to ground and he gets his foot underneath him as Aurier come in.”

Substitute Cenk Tosun came off the bench to rescue a point in stoppage time for the home side.

He dedicated the goal to Gomes in passionate celebrations with the Everton fans.

Carragher said in commentary: “That’s for you Andre Gomes!

“We’ve talked about a lack of quality from Everton but this is what they’ve needed to do.

“Wait for the moment and it’s a great pass from Yerry Mina and will Digne bring it down or put it in first time? He does it first time.

“It’s two versus one on Sanchez and he can’t deal with it.”

At full-time the Turkish international broke down in tears as he thought back to the horrific injury and the pain Gomes may well be going through. 

Pat Nevin meanwhile believes Aurier doesn’t deserve any of the blame.

He said that Son’s tackle did not cause the injury but that it was inbetween the two challenges where the damage was done.

“There should be no blame on Aurier that I can see,” he said on BBC Radio 5Live.

“Son deliberately tackles him but he does not cause that. He is catapulted from that challenge onto Aurier. To blame Son and to say he did that deliberately is 100% wrong. Son is not like that, he is not that kind of guy. He does not deserve the treatment he is going to get on social media.

“He is devastated, he was the cause but it was not his fault. It’s just one of those things that happens in football.”

Dele Alli sent his well wishes to Gomes after the game, which completely changed after the injury with many fans remaining well after the final whistle amid a sombre mood on Merseyside.

“I didn’t want to look too much at what happened. I want to send best wishes,” he told Sky Sports

“Son is devastated and in tears. It’s not his fault. Son is one of nicest people you’ve ever met. He can’t even lift his head up, he’s crying so much.

“The injury does play on your mind but you have to stay professional.

“We switched off for a second and they scored.”

The Premier League released a statement confirming why Son was sent off by Martin Atkinson.

It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”

But Pochettino also disagreed with the decision to dismiss Son, while he revealed that Everton captain Seamus Coleman made a classy gesture to console Son.

“I want to say thank you to Coleman and the Everton players, they were fantastic,” he said.

The Argentine added: “I think Son is devastated because of the consequences. I want to send my best wishes to Gomes.

“What’s important now is that he recovers well. We are all devastated but of course for Everton it is devastating.”

“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.

“Andre 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 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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