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Marco Silva hopeful that Andre Gomes will play again this season


Everton manager Marco Silva is hopeful Andre Gomes may be able to play again this season following his horrific injury against Tottenham.

The midfielder suffered a fractured dislocation to his right ankle against Spurs on Sunday and underwent successful surgery on Monday.

Silva is not prepared to put a date on Gomes's return to action, but he's not ruled out the Portugal international featuring again before the end of the campaign:

"It is not easy for us to give a sure date about when he will return.

"What is in our mind and the feedback I had from our medical staff is that possibly we will see Andre playing again this season.

"Of course as we saw in that moment it is a really serious injury. It looks really serious.

"After the surgery and exams they did, everything went really well. We are not 100 per cent sure.

"For sure we will help him. It is tough. It was good for him - he was with us here on Tuesday before he went home.

"It was for our group to spend some minutes with him and for him to feel their support as well.

"We will stay strong - it is always a tough moment for football players when something like that happens.

"Now is the moment for us to support him. We will work really hard. It was tough for Andre but also for the two players involved Son and Aurier."



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