Soccer player suffers ankle injury so gruesome it made the opposition cry

  • Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min was reduced to tears after being sent off for a challenge that saw Everton midfielder Andre Gomes snap his ankle on Sunday.
  • Gomes fell awkwardly following a challenge from Son in the 79th minute of the 1-1 draw, resulting in his foot twisting almost 180 degrees.
  • He was rushed to the hospital shortly after and undergoes surgery on Monday, according to an official statement from Everton.
  • “You win, you draw, you lose. But all that doesn’t matter when something like this happens,” Everton’s Cenk Tosun said on Instagram after the match. “I wish we lost 0-5 and this didn’t happen.”
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min was left in tears after he was sent off for a challenge that saw Everton midfielder Andre Gomes snap his ankle on Sunday.

The South Korean’s late tackle on Gomes in the 79th minute at Goodison Park in Liverpool, resulted in the Portuguese falling awkwardly onto his ankle, which subsequently bent almost 180 degrees and left him screaming in agony.

After six minutes of stoppage time whilst medics came to Gomes’ aid, he was rushed to a local hospital where he undergoes surgery on Monday, according to an official statement from Everton.

Son, who was in floods of tears, was originally shown a yellow card for the tackle, but it was later upgraded to a red by referee Martin Atkinson.

Serge Aurier, who was also involved in the clash, looked visibly shaken, and although he was not penalized, he was substituted just five minutes later.

After the final whistle, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino shared his condolences with Gomes.

“We all feel sorry,” the Argentine told Tottenham’s website. “First of all, I want to send all my best wishes on behalf of the all the team and the club to Andre, his family and everyone because this is a tough moment and we all feel sorry.

“We hope he can be on the pitch again as soon as possible.”

See photos from the scene: 11 PHOTOSSoccer player's gruesome ankle injury leaves opponent in tearsSee GallerySoccer player's gruesome ankle injury leaves opponent in tearsLIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur tackles Andre Gomes of Everton which resulted in a red card and Gomes suffering an injury during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur looks on in horror after a tackle on Andre Gomes of Everton which resulted in a red card and Gomes suffering an injuryduring the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. 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Tosun says he’d rather have lost the game

The match finished 1-1 on the night, with Everton striker Cenk Tosun rescuing a point for Marco Silva’s side in the final moments with his 97th minute header.

The Turkey international however, who was cradling Gomes’ head whilst he lay screaming, says he wishes he could swap his equalizing goal in order for his teammate not to have been injured.

“You win, you draw, you lose but all that doesn’t matter when something like this happens,” he said on Instagram.

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You 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 💙🙏⁣ @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 💙🙏 @aftgomes21

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“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.”

Everton next take on Southampton on Saturday, November 9 whilst Tottenham play Red Star Belgrade away in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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