Everton’s game on Sunday with Tottenham, which ended in a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park, was overshadowed by a serious leg injury suffered by midfielder Andre Gomes in the second half of the match.
Gomes, who was signed by the Toffees after one loan season over the summer for $28.5 million, was forced to leave the game after a challenge by Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.
In the 79th minute of the game, as Gomes attemped to go down the wing of the field to start an attack, the South Korean forward attempted a slide tackle to dislodge the ball from the Portuguese midfielder.
Gomes lost his balance and fell into the leg of Tottenham right back Serge Aurier, causing his right leg to suffer a blow.
A six-minute stoppage caused a hush to fall over the stadium as Gomes writhed on the ground in pain, with his leg bent in an unnatural way, before he was stretchered off of the pitch.
Heung-min was shown a red card for the tackle and was sent off for the challenge.
Gomes was transported to the hospital and is being evaluated by physicians before the club announces any more specifics about the unfortunate injury.