Liverpool right-winger, Harvey Elliott said he was “absolutely devastated” that he suffered a dislocated ankle during the club’s Premier League game against Leeds United on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Harvey Elliott who gained promotion to Liverpool’s senior team ahead of the 2021-2022 season has been able to break into the club’s first team due to his pace and speed.
He has been very prominent for Liverpool since the season resumed as he has started in the club’s four Premier League games.
Just like in Liverpool’s first three games, Harvey Elliott was having a wonderful game against Leeds United on Sunday until in the 60th minute. Leeds defender Pascal Struijk tackled the 18-year-old winger so badly that the referee gave the defender a straight red card.
Elliott spent minutes on the pitch receiving medical care until in the 62nd minute when he had to be stretched out of the pitch. He was taken to the hospital from the Elland Road stadium.
The coach of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp said Harvey Elliott would undergo surgery to treat the dislocated ankle and confirmed that he would not be available for the club’s subsequent games.
“We’ll play without him, but we will wait for him as well because he is a top player,” Klopp said ahead of Liverpool vs AC Milan Champions League game scheduled to kick off at 20:00 on September 15, 2021.
“It’s a bad injury. Ankle – it was dislocated and it has now been put back”, Klopp revealed after the league’s game against Leeds United. “He is now in the hospital.
“He played again an incredible game, he is an incredible player. Now he is out. Do I want such a young boy to have this experience so early in his career? No.
“But now it is the case, and we have to be there and we will be there [for him] so we will play football without him but we will wait for him as well because obviously, he is a top, top, top player.
“I could see immediately the effect [of the challenge], because I could see his foot was not in the right place, that is why we were all shocked.”
As for Harvey Elliott who has been discharged from the hospital and waiting to undergo surgery, the teenage star took to Instagram page earlier this morning, to thank those who have reached out to him since he sustained the injury.
He is also vowed that he would work as hard as possible to return to action as soon as possible, noting how overwhelmed he is for the love and support he has received so far.
Elliott wrote: “I’m of course absolutely devastated with what happened yesterday at Leeds, but have been totally overwhelmed by the love and support shown to me by the entire football world following the injury,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out or sent messages to me and my family, it means so much to us. Also a massive thanks to everyone inside Elland Road for the reception you gave me immediately after it happened.
“I am now fully focused on my recovery and will give everything in my rehabilitation to be back out there as soon as I can.”