As sweet and entertaining as the beautiful game of football may look like,it also has its own intricacies and anomalies,which could render the once sweet and precious game,into a nightmare you’d never want to witness again. Such was the feeling of the perpetrators in form of Son Heung-Min and Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur and the victim,Andre Gomes of Everton.
Portugal and Everton midfielder,Andre Gomes,suffered an horrific leg injury during their Sunday EPL 1-1 draw encounter with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Portuguese international was tackled by Son Heung-min, before landing awkwardly and falling into Serge Aurier. This tackle itself earned Son a red card.
The South Korean was shown a straight red and was immediately reduced to tears after seeing the damage his challenge had caused the midfielder.
Tottenham and Everton players were left distressed by the incident as Gomes needed immediate medical attention.
He was immediately hurried out of the pitch on a stretcher for quick emergency treatment. This was followed by a show of motivation by the crowd and spectators at Goodison Park,as they left all stood up to give a round of applause as he was taken out of the pitch.
Indeed,a very gory sight to behold,several players began to panic when they caught a glimpse of his ankle, which was twisted 90 degrees to the right from its normal position.
However,the level and seriousness of his injury is yet to be communicated to the public. As it stands,his teammates,his family,the press,fans,EPL faithfuls and,the Portuguese people,are anxiously waiting for updates on his news,along with a probable time-frame of his recovery.
We should remember in times past,the English Premier League has played host to all sorts of anomalies in form of devastating injuries,such as the cases of Arsenal duo of Eduardo Da Silva and Aaron Ramsey.
Also,Peter Cech of Chelsea also suffered similar fate,which left him permanently with a head-helmet during soccer games. We have also seen the case of former Liverpool and France forward,Jibril Cisse.