Soccer player’s injury leaves opponents in tears

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.”

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.

“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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