Everton football team coach Marco Silva announced Thursday that injured midfielder Andre Gomes could return to action before the end of the ongoing English Premier League season.
The central midfielder sustained a fracture dislocation of the right ankle during his team’s 1-1 draw with ten-man Tottenham in the 11th week of the league at Goodison Park on November 3rd.
Sliva confirmed that medical staff had been mildly encouraging after the player underwent surgery on Monday and suggested a return could be feasible before the end of the campaign in mid-May.
"It's not easy for us to give a sure date about when he will return," Silva said at his press conference ahead of this weekend's match with Southampton.
The Everton coach revealed that the medical staff expected to see the Portuguese star playing again this season, despite the seriousness of his injury.
"He is strong, he will keep strong for sure and will become stronger as a player," he said.
Everton are in need of points as they lie just one place above the relegation zone with 11 points, three points over Southampton who are in 18th place in the table.