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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.
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.
Proud of the team today. 3 points, 3 goals and a clean sheet at a tough place to come away from home. The club, the players, the fans - they all had my back and we will all have your back too Harvey! You will come back stronger ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dZHoo4PNwm— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) September 12, 2021
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 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.”
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.”
"We will wait for him"— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 12, 2021
A visibly emotional Jurgen Klopp hopes Harvey Elliott will recover from his serious injury as quickly as possible ❤️ pic.twitter.com/uh7B8vs9W1
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.
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