Everton midfielder Andre Gomes is expected to be sidelined until next season after undergoing surgery to repair an ankle injury he sustained during Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Goodison Park.
The Portugal international, who completed a £22 million move to Everton from Barcelona in June, suffered a fractured dislocation of his right ankle following a 79th-minute challenge by Spurs forward Heung-min Son and subsequent collision with opposition full-back Serge Aurier.
Everton have now confirmed, however, that Gomes has undergone a successful operation to repair the damage to his ankle.
The statement said: “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.
“On behalf of Andre, the Club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.”