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Andre Gomes expected to make full recovery after injury vs. Tottenham

Really, really good news.

Everton FC v Watford FC - Premier League Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

If you want some good news this morning, I have some for you. Everton provided an update on their club website this morning regarding the status of midfielder Andre Gomes, and it’s a good one. The Everton player has successfully undergone surgery to his injured ankle, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.

The Portugal international, who sustained the injury in yesterday’s Premier League fixture with Tottenham Hotspur, will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the Club’s medical staff.

The 26-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.

— Statement, Everton Football Club

This is, without reservation, fantastic. After the incident between Tottenham Hotspur players Son Heung-Min that resulted in the injury to Gomes (an incident that also included Spurs fullback Serge Aurier) there were legitimate concerns as to whether Gomes would even play football again. It was that gruesome.

Just knowing that Gomes is expected to make a full recovery is outstanding news and I couldn’t be happier.

Everton didn’t provide an update on when Gomes might return, probably because they don’t know either. It’s going to be a long time, but this Tottenham fan will be glad when he walks back out on the pitch for the first time.