Gomes sidelined for rest of season

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On-loan 1899 Hoffenheim goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will not play any part in the final six games of the season after he was diagnosed with a broken left hand following Friday’s 3-0 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf, the club have confirmed.

The Tottenham Hotspur shot stopper had impressed for the relegation-battling Hoffenheim since signing a six-month loan deal in January.

Gomes had kept three clean sheets and only conceded nine goals in nine Bundesliga games for Hoffenheim who lay one point below the relegation playoff after Friday’s victory.

The 32-year old collided with Andreas Lambertz early into the second half of their last fixture and was replaced by Koen Casteels.

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The Brazilian goalkeeper had four pins inserted into his index finger. He will remain at Hoffenheim for his rehabilitation, the English club have confirmed.

“Season over for Heurelho Gomes” was what read on Hoffenheim’s official website.

“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.”

Tim Wiese is still on the books in Hoffenheim.

Gomes is behind Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel at Tottenham and the 32-year old and his loan move away from the London club had given him an opportunity for first-team football.

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