Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Touching Message To International Teammate Andre Gomes After Horror Injury
Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a touching message of support to Everton's Andre Gomes after his horrific injury on Sunday night.
Gomes suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle following a challenge from Tottenham Hotspurs' Heung-min Son that saw Gomes' foot get caught in the turf and players were visibly distraught at the horrific injury.
Everton confirmed this afternoon that the 26-year-old has undergone successful surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
Many supporters and players have sent messages of support including Juventus superstar Ronaldo, who plays with Gomes in the Portugal national team.
The message reads,
"Fast improvements @ aftgomes21 will come back even stronger - big hug".
The duo were part of the Portugal squad that won Euro 2016.
Gomes' horrific injury left a dark cloud over Sunday's game at Goodison Park and left everyone still on the pitch emotional.
Everton boss Marco Silva had words of support for his midfielder following the game.
Per The Mirror, he told reporters in his post match press conference:
"Andre will have all the support he needs. I am 100% sure he will become stronger as a football player and a man.
"He is a fantastic man and a fantastic professional. Our players are sad but the spirit we showed was a good answer."
"I don't believe he did that with bad intention. A football player like Son doesn't want to do something like that."
Marco Silva sympathizes with Son after his challenge resulted in a horrific injury to Andre Gomes.#beINPL #EVETOT pic.twitter.com/93sS3IQ3Ob
- beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) November 3, 2019
Everton striker Cenk Tosun also recounted the events on the pitch as the awful scenes occurred.
Tosun, who scored an equaliser for the Toffees late in injury time, was heartbroken about the earlier incident and said it deeply affected everyone on the pitch.
Everybody is so sad inside," the Turkey international said
"Some players, they nearly cried. Andre was in shock.
"His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming.
"I just tried to hold him and speak to him. I tried to tell him to stay calm.
"We couldn't understand him. He was the one who had got the injury."
View this post on InstagramYou win, you draw, you lose but all that doesn't matter when something like this happens. I wish I didn't score, I wish we lost 0-5 and this didn't happen. I know you will come back stronger bro and we will be there for you :blue_heart::pray: @aftgomes21 Kazanırsın, kaybedersin ama böyle bir şey olunca hiçbir şeyin önemi yok. Keşke gol atmasaydım, keşke maçı 0-5 kaybetseydik ama böyle bir olay yaşanmasaydı. Biliyorum daha güçlü döneceksin kardeşim ve bu yolda biz senin daima yanında olacağız :blue_heart::pray: @aftgomes21
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All football fans around the world will be hoping Gomes makes a full recovery and that he'll be back on the pitch as soon as possible.