‘Thank you for the unconditional support’: Andre Gomes speaks for the first time since horror injury as midfielder starts rehab after successful ankle surgery
- Andre Gomes has spoken for the first time since sustaining his horror injury
- Gomes has started the rehabilitation phase of his recovery after surgery
- In a video posted on Twitter, Gomes thanked those who have supported him
Everton midfielder Andre Gomes has spoken for the first time since suffering a fracture dislocation of his right ankle.
Gomes has undergone surgery since sustaining the injury against Tottenham after he was brought down by Son Heung-min at Goodison Park on Sunday.
In a video on Twitter, Gomes thanked those who have offered words of comfort.
Andre Gomes has spoken publicly for the first time since suffering his horror injury on Sunday
Gomes was left with a fractured dislocation of his right ankle in the game against Tottenham
He said: ‘Hi everyone. As you already know everything went well. I’m already at home with my family and I’d like to thank you all for the support and all the positive energy.’
It is unlikely that the 26-year-old will play again this season although Everton are yet to set a date for his return.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Everton said: ‘Following a successful operation yesterday, Andre Gomes has now been discharged from hospital and will continue his rehabilitation under the care of our medical team.’
Son Heung-min was left emotional after his challenge played a part in Gomes’ serious injury
Gomes’ close friend and team-mate Cenk Tosun, who scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham, said after the game: ‘Everyone is just so sad.
‘We could not even celebrate our point. It was a fair point and we deserved it. It was a tough game, after what had happened with going behind and then the incident with Andre and then the red card but we showed great team spirit.
‘The fans, us, the staff. We were all so upset. Some players, they nearly cried. I just went to Andre, I tried to speak to him and tried to help him to stay calm but he was in shock. It will be a tough time for Andre but sometimes in football, these injuries happen.’
Team-mate Cenk Tosun attends to Gomes during the 1-1 Premier League at Goodison Park