Hordes of Everton fans have been clamouring over Andre Gomes’ recent post on Twitter, as the Portuguese trained in the gym at Finch Farm for the first time since suffering his horror right ankle dislocation fracture.
Gomes sustained the injury at Goodison Park following a challenge from Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-Min Son during our 1-1 draw in early November, which sent the midfielder clattering into Serge Aurier.
The blow forced Gomes to undergo surgery and has missed our last 11 Premier League fixtures as a result, a run of games which saw Marco Silva fired, Duncan Ferguson step in as caretaker manager and Carlo Ancelotti land the permanent job.
Results have been mixed without the former Valencia and Barcelona ace in the fold, with five wins, two draws and four defeats enough for the club to sit ninth in the form table with 17 points from a possible 33.
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Gomes has now stepped up his rehabilitation by taking on individual training sessions at Finch Farm, and looked to be in fine spirits when photographed working with the clubs physios on strength and conditioning work.
— André Gomes (@aftgomes) January 16, 2020
Ancelotti is keen to begin working with Gomes having replaced Silva after the midfielder sustained his right ankle dislocation fracture, and noted recently that the 26-year-old is now pain-free.
“It is really important for us to have him back,” the boss told EvertonTV.
“It takes time to recover completely but the fact he feels good in this moment and has no pain, he’s started to work individually, is important for us.
“As soon as possible we need this kind of player, with his kind of characteristics. Everyone knows how important he is for the team.”
Gomes had featured in eight of our Premier League fixtures before sustaining his horror injury against Spurs, though was yet to record a goal or an assist.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Gomes’ post…
— Gwyn 🌊 (@gwyn_76) January 16, 2020
Cannot wait to have you back on the pitch bro, we miss you. And keep up the recovery , x
— Esports Bosco (@RoscoBosco1966) January 16, 2020
Can you float like that round the pitch when you come back? Please! & soon!
— Richee (@IanRich22) January 16, 2020
You leave injured and Silva is here you come back and Ancelotti is here i bet its all strange for you.Nevertheless its great to see you back at FF.
— tony (@tonyf_efc) January 16, 2020
Great to see you back and with a big smile on your face 👍🏻💪🏻💙
— Mark Pendleton (@sunscreemer) January 16, 2020
can’t wait for you to be back lad 💙
— matt (@gueyerights) January 16, 2020
Amazing to see this, I was sat 15ft away in the family enclosure horrendous to witness best of luck in yr recovery COYB 💙
— Mark Jones (@MarkJon33131841) January 16, 2020
don’t rush your ready when ya ready, ok rush a teeny tiny bit!
— Trevor M. (@trevor_p_malco) January 16, 2020
Just love this 💙💙💙 Seeing such a phenomenally gifted footballer and all round nice guy bouncing back (quite literally) has put a huge smile on the face of so many of us! Nil Satis Nisi Optimum is our motto and in Andre we sure have the very best! #rollsroyce pic.twitter.com/4A1ikaHvkS
— The Gazman (@TheGazmanRants) January 16, 2020