After Andre Gomes' injury, here are five players who made successful recoveries following broken legs

After Andre Gomes' injury, here are five players who made successful recoveries following broken legs

Everton's Andre Gomes suffered a horrendous broken leg in their English Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening.

The Portugues was tackled from behind by Heung-Min Son, landing awkwardly as Serge Aurier closed in, with the result being a badly dislocated right ankle. 

The club confirmed on Monday evening that the midfielder underwent successful surgery and they expect him to make full recovery. 

We take a look at five of football's worst leg-breaks and how long it took them to fully recover. 

1. Abou Diaby

The Frenchman was highly promising, playing in Arsenal's midfield under Arsene Wenger. He Fractured his ankle and ruptured ligaments in the club's 3-0 win over Sunderland in 2006.

He made full recovery eight months later but was never the same. He suffered other injuries related to the fractured ankle, and despite constant rehabilitation, he could not hit the levels he initially had. He eventually packed his bags and left for Marseille and that is how his career fizzled out.

2. Eduardo

In 2008, Eduardo suffered a sickening leg break following a bad tackle from Birmingham's Martin Taylor.

The Croatian had his ankle dislocated and fibula broken, but recovered after a year on the medical table and rehabilitation. 

Despite his full recovery, he never got his 'game' back and his dreams were shattered. 

3. Aaron Ramsey

In February 2010, a then 19-year-old Aaron Ramsey suffered a broken leg, further sustaining fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg following a tackle by Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross.

He, however, managed to fully recover and has gone on to have a successful career with the London club until January 2019 when he moved to Juventus. 

4. Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw too suffered a broken leg during Manchester United's Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven in 2015 following a full-blooded tackle from PSV's Hector Moreno.

The young defender later confirmed that he almost lost the leg due to complications from the injury, but is back in the Manchester United lineup having made a successful recovery. 

5. Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg as he turned out for Ireland in a Wolrd Cup qualifying clash against Wales in 2017.  

The injury was as a result of Neil Taylor's hard tackle, which saw him damage his tibia and fibula fractured.

He has since recovered and is a regular in the Everton lineup.