Andre Gomes returns to the Everton team for the first time since his ankle was broken … while recovering from the horror injury in just FOUR months
- Andre Gomes has returned to the Everton team during their trip to Arsenal
- Gomes suffered a terrible ankle fracture against Tottenham in November
- Fudge boss Carlo Ancelotti is convinced that Gomes is ‘ready’ for action
Andre Gomes returned to the Everton team for the first time since his horror ankle fracture against Tottenham in November.
The midfielder has been named on the bench in front of Carlo Ancelotti’s side against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Gomes said he focused on this game in January before his return date, and he continued only four months after his injury.
The 26-year-old returned to training in January, to the shock of many due to the severity of the ankle fracture.
Andre Gomes has returned to the Everton team just four months after his horror ankle fracture
He suffered a horrific ankle fracture during a match between Everton and Tottenham
Gomes was visibly in need when he screamed and screamed when doctors came to his aid
He had to receive oxygen on the field and had surgery on his broken ankle
Gomes had to receive oxygen on the field after a collision with Tottenham attacker Hueng-Min Son.
Son, who received a red card for the challenge, was visibly upset when he left the field with Gomes screaming in pain.
Everton boss Ancelotti, however, was always positive that his midifelder would recover quickly despite the gruesome nature of the break.
Trace attacker Son is left desperately in the aftermath of the incident as he is comforted by staff
Due to the remarkable recovery of Andre Gomes after the injury, he returned to training in January
Gomes needs more time to build up competitive fitness because he has returned to the bench for the Toffees at the Emirates.
Fabian Delph and Morgan Schneiderlin were chosen to play in central midfield, where Gomes prefers to play on the field.
Ancelotti said he is ready to play when needed, as Everton posted on their Twitter account: “Another week doesn’t matter – maybe he may be involved today (vs Arsenal). It is in good condition, the most important thing is that it is ready. ”