[/sport/teampages/everton.html Everton] striker Cenk Tosun has revealed the horror of his teammate Andre Gomes's sickening ankle break as players pray for him ahead of surgery today.
Gomes's foot appeared to twist in the ground at Goodison Park after a challenge by Tottenham's Son Heung Min, who was sent off and reduced to tears after seeing the horrific injury.
Son's teammate Serge Aurier, who was also involved in the collision, was seen praying on the pitch and was substituted shortly afterwards, unable to continue with the game.
Turkish striker Tosun, who scored the equaliser after coming on as a substitute, raced over to cradle Gomes and prevent the Portugal midfielder from looking down at the extent of an injury.
'Everybody is so sad inside,' he said.
'Some players, they nearly cried. He was in shock. His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming.
Andre Gomes screamed in agony after suffering a suspected leg break in a match against Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park yesterday
South Korean Son Heung Min walked off the pitch in tears with his head in his hands after being shown a red card for the tackle
Everton's players, including Cenk Tosun (number 14) immediately crowded around Gomes and looked distraught as they saw the extent of his injuries
Gomes, 26, who signed permanently for Everton this summer for £22million after a loan spell last year, was stretchered off to a standing ovation
Tosun ended up scoring Everton's equaliser, seven minutes into the 12 that were added on at the end
'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.'
Everton fans near the incident struggled to look at the sickening injury as players and coaching staff from both teams appeared distraught and comforted each other.
Initial viewing showed that Son made the initial tackle before Aurier made contact with Gomes while the midfielder was on the ground.
The Portugal international was caught by a late challenge but it was the way he fell awkwardly, as Serge Aurier closed in, which did the damage with his right ankle seemingly at right angles to his shin.
The injury, which happened with the score at 1-0 to Tottenham, was so graphic that Sky Sports only showed replays up to the point of contact.
The game ended 1-1 with an equaliser deep into the 12 minutes of injury time caused by the incident.
Everton have released a club statement last night on the injury, saying: 'Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes will undergo surgery tomorrow after sustaining an ankle injury in today's game with Tottenham Hotspur.
'The Portugal international was stretchered from the pitch during the second half of the game and taken straight to Aintree Hospital by ambulance accompanied by members of the Everton medical team.
'After undergoing hospital tests, it was confirmed he had suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle.
The Club will provide further updates in due course.'
A distressed Son (No 7, left) has his head in his hands after seeing Gomes' horrific injury
Gary Lineker said the injury looked 'hideous'.
Sky Sports decided not to show replays of the incident
Teammates took to Twitter to express their concerns for Gomes following yesterday's horrific injury against Spurs
Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford posted this message following the horrendous breakage
Tottenham's Son was inconsolable following the challenge which referee Martin Atkinson deemed a red card offence
An upset Son leaves the pitch after being shown a straight red card for his tackle on Gomes
The Everton midfielder tweeted this picture of himself relaxing off the pitch just days before the incident against Tottenham
Gomes was stretchered off the pitch after receiving medical treatment for some time, and fans around the ground gave him a standing ovation while they sang his name.
Everton went on to equalise in added time, sparking wild celebrations from the fans.
Toffees boss Marco Silva said: 'It is a bad moment for us as a group and as a team.
It more than a football game, this is the most important thing right now. We as a group have to keep togetherness.
'He went to the hospital. Now our medical staff are taking control of everything. We'll wait to hear more and find out exactly what the situation is.
'It's a bad moment as a team.
Now we'll give all the support to Andre. The spirit we showed after that moment was fantastic.
'I didn't see the moment. I saw him there on the floor and saw nothing more. I can't talk to you about the incident because I didn't see the images until now.
'We showed fantastic team spirit.
It's the most important thing. It was a really tough game but we showed great character, particularly late on.'
The gruesome scenes bring to mind similar football agonies such as the ones suffered by Arsenal's Eduardo and Coventry's David Busst.
Many have criticised referee Martin Atkinson for showing Son a red card despite the result of the challenge.
Players from both sides are in shock as Gomes receives urgent medical attention
The Portuguese midfielder receives oxygen while he is carried off the field on a stretcher
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Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed on a pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest in a match against Tottenham in 2012, tweeted emojis of praying hands for Gomes
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min committed the initial tackle on Gomes in the second half
A yellow card was first issued before Atkinson upgraded it to a red upon seeing the injury.
He did not consult VAR.
The Premier League have since issued a statement saying: 'The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.'
Everton's Fabian Delph struggled to talk to Sky Sports after the game, saying: 'We feel just as you can imagine.
It's difficult time for us. He is one of our brothers, someone we care about.
'It is difficult to put into words how we feel. As soon as we could get in touch we will send him our best. It's difficult to see. It's hard to talk now.'
Many wished Gomes a speedy recovery including Gary Lineker who tweeted: 'Oh dear me.
Poor Gomes. That looks hideous.'
Son is comforted by Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and striker Cenk Tosun
Michael Owen shared his concern for Gomes but also said it was a 'shocking decision' to send off Son
Gomes falls to the fall in pain before Serge Aurier (left) runs in to get the ball off the midfielder
All corners of the stadium gave Gomes a standing ovation as he was stretchered off the pitch and taken to hospital
After the game, Dele Alli told Sky Sports: 'Son is devastated and in tears.
It's not his fault. Son is one of nicest people you've ever met. He can't even lift his head up, he's crying so much.
'You have to stay professional, focused and switched on. Unfortunately we switched off and they equalised.
'Tottenham send our best to Andre Gomes.
You never want to see that on any other professional.'
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said after the game: 'We feel really sorry. It was a really bad situation, very bad luck how he landed. We can only send our best wishes.
Former Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair said it was 'heartbreaking' to see Gomes suffer such an awful injury
Ryan Mason, who was forced to retire after he suffered a fractured skill during a game when he was just 26
'Son is devastated.
I was confused during the situation. When you watch it afterwards, it was never a tackle that intended to do harm. It's just very, very unlucky.'
Everton's captain, Seamus Coleman, led a delegation from his team into Tottenham's dressing room after the match.
According to the Mirror, Coleman told a distraught Son: 'It is not your fault, these things happen.'
Jamie Carragher, who was in the commentary box for Sky Sports' coverage of the game, pointed out that Gomes's Everton team-mate Seamus Coleman suffered a similar injury.
He said: 'Coleman suffered something similar a few years ago.
He's probably not come back as quite the same player, those types of injuries are very difficult to come back from.
The pundit then went on to say Son did not deserve a red card, saying: 'If that is a red then every challenge is endangering another player.
'I think in the future of the game, if anyone makes a challenge where they know they can't win the ball, I think that will be the next step with the game - people might not agree with that - but they will be red card decisions.'
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