Liverpool right-winger Harvey Elliott has confirmed that the surgery he underwent to treat a dislocated ankle was successful.
Harvey Elliott sustained the injury during the Premier League game between Leeds United and Liverpool on Sunday, September 12, 2021, thanks to a tackle from Leeds’ Pascal Struijk.
The tackle attracted a straight red card for Pascal. Even though the tackle forced Elliott to undergo surgery, Leeds United appealed the red card slammed on their player.
As for Harvey Elliott, the Liverpool star took to Instagram late on Tuesday night to share a picture of himself lying on a hospital bed to confirm that he has successfully undergone the surgery.
In the picture, Harvey Elliott could be seen with pieces of bandages wrapped around his right leg and gave his Instagram followers thumbs up.
While in the caption, the 18-year-old English winger wrote: “Operation was a success! Thank you so much to everyone for your amazing support. The road to recovery starts now. At the end of the storm there’s a golden sky”.
Before Harvey Elliott shared the Instagram post, the coach of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp had confirmed that the teenage star traveled to London on Tuesday, September 14, to undergo ankle surgery.
“I spoke to him right after the game [Leeds United vs Liverpool on Sunday, September 12], he was in the best possible place,” Klopp said ahead of Liverpool UEFA Champions League group match against AC Milan scheduled to kick off later today, September 15. “He had accepted already that he would be out for a while.
“He is in London and will have the surgery today (Tuesday). That is the next step on the way back.”
On the other hand, Liverpool’s doctor, Dr. Jim Moxon has confirmed that Elliott could be able to return to football before the end of this season.
Recall that Dr. Moxon led the club’s medical team that first attended to the teenage star on the pitch before he was taken to the hospital for further treatment.
Dr. Moxon said: “We were able to reduce the dislocation immediately on the pitch and Harvey had surgery today to repair the fracture and ligaments damaged in the incident. The operation was a success so his comeback starts now.
“We won’t put pressure on him by setting a specific timeframe beyond being able to say with confidence we expect him to feature again later in the season following our rehab program.”