Silva confirmed (via BBC Sport) that Gomes' procedure was successful, and he went on to reveal that the club feel as though the Portugal global may actually be able to fight his way back into the Everton team before the end of the season.
Silva is not prepared to put a date on Gomes's return to action, but has not ruled out the Spaniard featuring again before the end of the season. "Obviously, it is not something we can be 100 per cent sure on, but there are lots of positives".
Heung-Min Son refuses to celebrate his own goal and publicly asked for an apology from Andre Gomes after the latter got injured recently.
"I text him before I flew [to Belgrade on Tuesday] and he texted me back", Son said. The 26-year-old Portugal worldwide posted a video on his Twitter account in which he said: 'Hi everyone. "Of course, we are not sure".
"We will stay strong - it is always a tough moment for football players when something like that happens".
While the Everton boss believes the Brazil worldwide does not receive fair treatment from officials, he does think Richarlison needs to stand firm in the face of robust defending more often than he does.
"Don't fall down, even if it looks in many, many moments that the decisions are not fair with him. I was the first one after the match to say for sure that Son didn't have bad intentions, but after it's for the referee to decide". "They will want to react and show a reaction for their fans", Silva said.
"Of course as we saw in that moment it is a really serious injury".