The Goodison Park midfielder was forced out of the Toffees’ Premier League opener with a suspected ankle injury.

A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the club’s update on the fitness of Toffees midfielder Andre Gomes following his injury against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The 26-year-old’s ankle was accidentally stood on by Andros Townsend in their Premier League opening-day stalemate against the Eagles, and despite attempting to shake off the problem, he was forced off before half time.

Everton put out a statement on social media in which they confirmed that Gomes has undergone a scan on his ankle and that medical staff will continue to assess him at Finch Farm, along with a goodwill message.

The post did not go down too well amongst the Toffees fanbase, however, with several supporters slamming the club for the ambiguity of the update:

Gomes initially joined Everton on a season-long loan from Barcelona on transfer deadline day in August 2018 and although he had to recover from a hamstring injury first, it did not take long for him to win over the Blues faithful as he began turning out for Marco Silva’s side.

The Portugal international made his Everton debut in a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in October 2018 at Goodison Park and went on to make a total of 29 appearances, scoring one goal, and in the summer he put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Toffees in a £22million deal (official Everton website).

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