Spurs appeal Son’s red card for challenge leading to horror Andre Gomes injury

first_imgEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort Son Proof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injury TOTTENHAM have submitted their appeal against Son Heung-min’s red card given after his foul led to Andre Gomes’ horror injury.The London club are expected to know by the end of the week whether his three-match ban will be upheld.4 Son was sent off after a mistimed challenge led to Andre Gomes suffering a broken ankleCredit: GettyThe South Korean was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson after his challenge caused the Everton star to suffer a broken and dislocated right ankle.Atkinson had initially planned to show Son a yellow but the severity of the injury saw him change his decision to a straight red card.Spurs are appealing against the Korean’s dismissal, with a back-up option of arguing that the automatic three-match ban is an excessive penalty. A hearing will take place this week.Son, 27, was left inconsolable following the injury and was in floods of tears inside the Spurs dressing room.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled Atkinson’s decision to show his star forward a red card as “unbelievable.”Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankle Prem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horror Everton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankle Son ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woe Tosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle And after the game the Argentine boss hinted that the club were ready to appeal Son’s red.He said: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards.”It is unbelievable to see a red card. In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was a yellow card but the VAR changed the decision.”It is the latest example of it being not clear. VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action, not what happened after.”I don’t know what will happen now (in terms of an appeal). The club will see if it is possible but what we cannot change is what happened after (the incident).”4 Tottenham striker Son was left in tears after seeing the pain of a fellow professionalCredit: EPA4 The world of football was left stunned as Andre Gomes left the field on a stretcher in huge painCredit: ReutersIf the decision is upheld, Son will miss the Premier League fixtures at home to Sheffield United, away at West Ham and at home to Bournemouth.After the game, the Premier League released a statement explaining why the colour of the card had been upgraded.It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”SunSport reported on Monday afternoon how Gomes had successfully undergone an operation on his fractured and dislocated ankle.It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.EVERTON EXPECT FULL RECOVERYSon’s tackle forced him to ground, with Serge Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.Seamus Coleman instantly called for medics to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.A statement from his employers said: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.”Andre will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club’s medical staff.”He is expected to make a full recovery.”On behalf of Andre, the club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.”Latest News on Ande GomesVideoWILSON!Watch Gomes ‘lose his mind’ as Tom Hanks in Cast Away as he pays tribute to starVideoGUNNER HUGMan Utd boss Solskjaer embraces Gomes after heroic comeback from horror injuryALL GO NOWAndre Gomes’ injury hell and reveals it happened right in front of nieceWay to goGomes plays for Everton vs Arsenal… just FOUR months after horror leg breakPicturedGO-GETTERAndre Gomes trains at Finch Farm for first time since horror ankle breakSON THE MENDGomes to return to training just three months after ankle break against SpursHis Everton team-mates might not be able to visit him in hospital though due to the heavy painkillers he will need to take.In the aftermath of the unsavoury incident, Son was targeted with abuse by trolls on Instagram.One branded the distraught Tottenham midfielder a “butcher” and a “killer” while another warned him that karma would strike.4 Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was unable to continue and had to be subbed offCredit: Rex Featureslast_img read more

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Whooping cough epidemic eases

first_imgThe pace of the whooping cough epidemic that’s tallied more than 2,600 cases across the state appears to finally be slowing.Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer, said Wednesday that while new cases continue to pop up in the county and across the state, the rapid pace experienced earlier this year appears to be losing steam.Last week, the state reported 47 new cases of the illness — significantly less than the 251 cases reported during the peak week of the outbreak (May 13-19).From Jan. 1 to June 23, health officials confirmed 2,647 cases of whooping cough. That’s compared with just 187 cases during the same time period in 2011.In Clark County, health officials have confirmed 186 cases of whooping cough since Jan. 1. That’s six times the number of cases this time last year, according to county records.Clark County Public Health staff investigated every local case, interviewing the ill person and identifying others who may have been exposed, Melnick said.During those investigations, health officialslearned that some kids with the illness were returning to school before completing five days of antibiotics, meaning they were still contagious, Melnick said. In response, public health staff sent notifications in April and May to local medical providers, alerting them to the pattern, he said.Health officials and medical groups across the state have also ramped up efforts to get people vaccinated against the respiratory illness.The county and Kaiser Permanente offered free whooping cough vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured adults and children throughout the month of June. The final two clinics are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Friday at Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park Medical Office, 12607 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.last_img read more

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