Gomes breaks hand during Hoffenheim win

Out-on-loan Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will be absent for the remainder of the season after breaking his left hand during Hoffenheim’s 3-0 win over Dusseldorf on Friday, reports The Independent.

Gomes had been enjoying an impressive six-month loan spell in Germany when a collision with Andreas Lambertz ended his season.

The 32-year-old underwent surgery to have four pins inserted into his index finger, and parent club Spurs have confirmed that the former Brazil international will remain with the German outfit during his rehabilitation.

A report on Hoffenheim’s official website states: “Heurelho Gomes will play no more this season for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The goalkeeper withdrew from the Bundesliga match against Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday night after suffering a fraction of the left metacarpal bone which needs surgery.

“The Brazilian will be out for eight weeks.”

Gomes took to Twitter to thank fans for their support, saying: “Guys, THANK YOU for the affection from all of you. Having this support only motivates me even more to come back soon.

“This force is fuel for me and it’s really good to have the words of encouragement that you sent me the last few days! I am confident that I’ll make this recovery in the best possible way ! Thanks again. God bless all of you.”

The Independent speculates that owing to Gomes’ position as third choice stopper at White Hart Lane, he may move elsewhere during the summer transfer window in the hopes of achieving regular first team football.

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