Everton players were all smiles earlier this week as a rather familiar face was seen at Finch Farm training with the rest of the first-team players and getting ready for a weekend trip to the Emirates Stadium.
Of course, we’re talking about Andre Gomes, who has seemingly successfully recovered from the rather serious injury he sustained all the way back in November.
And Everton were quick to celebrate his grand return with a great video on their official Instagram profile.
And needless to say, this is a huge moment for the Portuguese midfielder, given he has already missed a total of 19 games since early November – he has been ruled out for more than 120 days when everything is said and done.
But this is equally a big moment for the club as they are welcoming back a fantastic player back into their ranks.
And following the release of the video on social media, former Toffees striker Victor Anichebe sent a glowing reply in the comment section.
He also marvelled at his ability to recover so quickly from an injury that would likely put most out of commission for much longer.
Given the severity of the nightmare injury his recovery time is truly remarkable, but Gomes should not be rushed back now that he’s finally on his feet and running again.
We’ll see if Carlo Ancelotti decides to throw him straight into the starting XI at the Emirates this Sunday.