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:
WE KNOW THAT JUST TELL US HOW LONG— Massive Ears and 907 others (@BigLankyEars) 12 August 2019
INJURY UPDATE: we have no update.— Chris (@chriscorky) 12 August 2019
So an update but no update! That’s the Everton we all know and love ♀️— Jenny (@Jennyefc1982) 12 August 2019
That is literally the most pointless injury update I’ve ever seen as there is no update about his injury.— Nath (@Nath_1878) 12 August 2019
Worst update ever, gives us no information about how long he’ll be out for— Warren Evans (@Warren_Evans) 12 August 2019
anytime you feel like giving a PROPER UPDATE feel free.— paul (@bramlymoore) 12 August 2019
Soooooooo what was the result of the scan— My left back is magic (@goodisonblue2) 12 August 2019
This tweet could literally be saying Andre Gomes is out for the season. Or Andre Gomes is out for 2 days…..— Random Everton (@EvertonRandom) 12 August 2019
What does this actually mean how longggggg— Patrick (@Patrick01605814) 12 August 2019
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).