Everton signed Andre Gomes on a permanent basis last summer.
The Portuguese midfielder then began the 2019/20 campaign as a regular feature in Everton’s squad.
However, Gomes’ season was curtailed at the beginning of November vs Tottenham.
Gomes suffered a horrific injury after going down following a Heung-min Son tackle.
Everton then confirmed that Gomes had undergone successful surgery to repair a fracture-dislocation to his right ankle on November 4th.
Despite the injury looking extremely grim on the day, Gomes has thankfully recovered from it, and made his Premier League return last weekend, coming off the bench for 31 minutes vs Arsenal.
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‘I knew something was pointing in the wrong direction’
Now, Gomes has opened up on the injury he suffered vs Spurs, describing in detail the aftermath of the Son tackle:
“The past was a scary moment. But it feels good to be back — really, really good.
“When it happened, I couldn’t look at my foot. I was trying to avoid it. I didn’t want that picture in my mind. I knew straight away something was wrong because I was already in pain.
“While I’m screaming, I can see the crowd in the stand looking at me and going like this (he holds his hands to his face to convey horror). I can see the corner of the Main Stand looking at me and they are taking their kids out of the picture!
“The doctor was unbelievable. It was really important what he did. He was really fast. I knew he wanted to do that. I rejected oxygen because with the adrenalin I was so mad. I was feeling everything.
“I knew something was pointing in the wrong direction. I wanted to be sure he was doing all the things properly and, actually, he was unbelievable. He put my ankle in the right place. I did my ligaments and a bone injury. He put it in place two times, rotating it and then putting it in place.
“I remember Cenk (Tosun, who held his head in comfort), Lucas (Digne) and Richarlison were close by as well. Luis Boa Morte (former assistant coach) was next to me and I think I punched him (when the ankle clicked)! It was harder mentally than physically.” As quoted by the Daily Mail.
Everton vs Manchester United
Everton’s next game takes place on Sunday vs Manchester United.
And after Gomes returned last weekend, Carlo Ancelotti claimed in his pre-Man United press conference that the former Barcelona man is ready to start.