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How Long Will Harvey Elliott Be Out Injured For?

Robert Mann

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How Long Will Harvey Elliott Be Out Injured For?

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Harvey Elliott suffered a suspected dislocated ankle during Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Leeds United on Sunday evening. 

The Reds star was carried off the field on a stretcher and rushed to hospital following a challenge by Leeds defender Pascal Struijk, who was sent off as a result.

On the hour mark, substitute Stuijk slid in to challenge Elliott from the side and won the ball, however, the Dutchman landed his full body weight on the lower part of his leg.

Harvey Elliott was carried off the field on a stretcher and rushed to hospital following a challenge by Leeds defender Pascal Struijk
Harvey Elliott was carried off the field on a stretcher and rushed to hospital following a challenge by Leeds defender Pascal Struijk

After buckling gruesomely, a nearby and visibly shaken Mohamed Salah immediately called for the help of physios and medical staff with Elliott helpless on the floor clutching his ankle. 


After the match, Jurgen Klopp confirmed to reporters that the 18-year-old had dislocated his ankle, with the starlet poised to spend the next few months in the treatment room, but for how long exactly?

Liverpool update

Liverpool have since provided a Harvey Elliott injury update on his condition and confirmed that he will go under the surgeon’s knife in the “coming days”.

A statement on Liverpool's official website also detailed how Elliott and his family wished to thank the emergency services for their work as the well-wishes poured in from fans on social media following the incident on Sunday evening.

It reads: “Harvey, his family and Liverpool FC would like to place on record their thanks to the paramedics and all the staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care and treatment given.”

The youngster also posted a picture of himself on Instagram in the back of the ambulance while en route to hospital, writing: “Thanks for the messages guys. Road to recovery. YNWA.”

posted a picture of himself in the back of the ambulance while en route to hospital
posted a picture of himself in the back of the ambulance while en route to hospital

Jurgen Klopp update

Liverpool boss Klopp was relieved to see Harvey Elliott take to social media following his nasty injury.

Klopp was visibly distressed in the aftermath of the incident, but has now said: “One of the Instagram posts I liked, if he did that already it is a sign he is not in much pain, so that is great.

“We all saw the ankle was not in the right place and the medical team put it in the right place.

“There is not a lot of good things to say, otherwise it is a bad injury. We have to wait for further examinations and scans.”


Dislocated ankle injury recovery time

Returning to play football can depending on both the ankle fracture and the athlete.

In many cases, the surgeon will advise the patient to avoid putting weight on the ankle and to wear a cast or boot to limit mobility until the ankle is healed.

Essentially, healing will typically take around two to three months, so Elliott will most likely return in the new year.

Topics: Harvey Elliott, Liverpool, Leeds United, Premier League

Robert Mann
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