Everton star Andre Gomes is reunited with his team-mates at Finch Farm as he begins individual training less than two-and-a-half months after suffering horror fracture dislocation of his right ankle against Tottenham
- Andre Gomes suffered an ankle fracture dislocation against Spurs in November
- The midfielder looked set to miss the rest of the season due to the injury
- Yet he has already returned to Everton’s training ground to continue his rehab
- Gomes greeted players such as Fabian Delph and Tom Davies on Tuesday
Andre Gomes has returned to individual training as the Everton midfielder stepped up his recovery from his horror right ankle dislocation fracture.
Gomes suffered the injury against Tottenham in November, but was reunited with his team-mates at Everton’s training ground on Tuesday.
A video released by the club on Twitter shows the Portuguese entering Finch Farm, and greeting players such as Michael Keane, Fabian Delph and Tom Davies in the dressing room.
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Andre Gomes arrived at Everton’s Finch Farm training complex to continue his rehabilitation
The Portuguese was reunited with his team-mates, including fellow midfielder Tom Davies
Gomes also greeted Fabian Delph, as well as Leighton Baines and Michael Keane
ANDRE GOMES IN 2019-20
- Appearances: 9
- Starts: 8
- Goals: 0
- Assists: 0
- Yellow cards: 3
Statistics according to Transfermarkt
Last week, manager Carlo Ancelotti said he was hopeful the 26-year-old would return soon, after two-and-a-half months on the sidelines.
‘Andre Gomes can come back next week and start to train individually here,’ Ancelotti said.
‘It is good news. He is doing well in his recovery.
‘It is going fast, so I hope as soon as possible he can be with us, because he’s a fantastic player.’
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says Gomes is ‘doing well in his recovery’ from injury
Gomes, signed permanently from Barcelona in the summer after impressing on-loan last season, suffered the injury after a tackle from Son Heung-min on November 3 at Goodison Park.
The South Korean was sent off and was in tears as he left the pitch, though his red card was later rescinded on appeal.
Andre Gomes has returned to Everton training for rehab after his horrific ankle injury
The incident left Son Heung-min in tears – his suspension was later overturned on appeal
Since the injury, Everton have sacked Marco Silva and brought in three-time Champions League winner Ancelotti at the helm.
After an upturn in form last month under caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson and three wins from four Premier League games under Ancelotti, the Toffees are up to 11th in the Premier League table.
Gomes has so far missed a total of 13 matches in all competitions, which include defeats to Leicester City and Liverpool in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup respectively.