TOTTENHAM and Everton players alike were devastated as Andre Gomes suffered a horrendous injury at Goodison Park.
The Portugal midfielder was left with a broken ankle, that left Spurs duo Son Heung-min and Serge Aurier physically distressed.
How long will Andre Gomes be out for?
Gomes has undergone surgery to fix his broken ankle at the Aintree Hospital.
Although it is still unclear as to how long he will be sidelined for, the club have tweeted he is set to make a ‘full recovery’.
The Everton star’s leg was shown to have been protruding from his skin in horrific scenes.
Similar players to have suffered those kind of injuries include Arsenal duo Aaron Ramsey and Eduardo.
Ramsey was sidelined for nine months, after his tibia and fibula was shattered in 2010, before needing time in the Championship to get back to his best.
As for Eduardo, the Brazilian-born Croat also had an ankle dislocation in 2008, returning to action almost a year later.
What happened to Gomes?
The Everton star had been gliding through the Tottenham midfield, when Son Heung-min had tracked back to attempt to nick the ball.
But as he slid to steal the ball, coming from behind to get his legs tangled in Gomes’, Serge Aurier stepped on the Portuguese star’s right foot.
At first glance, the tackle did not seem too serious or dangerous, but moods soon changed as the severity of it was realised.
Later images showed as Gomes was challenged, his right foot got stuck in the turf, causing his ankle to fracture and dislocate as momentum took him over.
Medics quickly rushed onto the field of play as teammate Cenk Tosun cradled the midfielder’s head as he screamed in agony.
Gomes was taken to nearby Aintree Hospital, where he will undergo surgery.
Was Son sent off?
Son was initially handed a yellow card for the offence by Martin Atkinson, but the referee upgraded it to a red after seeing the severity of it.
The South Korean was visibly distressed, with Dele Alli later telling Sky Sports: “Son is devastated, he’s in tears but it’s not his fault. He’s one of the nicest people you would want to meet and he’s not like that.
“He can’t even lift his head up he’s crying that much in the dressing room.”
But the sending off has been deemed controversial by many, including ex-Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.
Yet, the Premier League released a statement after the game, saying: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”
Aurier did not picked up any card for his involvement, but was distressed and praying shortly after the incident, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino choosing to substitute the defender as he was unable to carry on.