Crazybola.com – Liverpool have confirmed Harvey Elliott will undergo surgery this week after he dislocated his ankle and was treated at a hospital in Leeds.
Elliott had to be withdrawn from the match at home to Leeds United which ended in the Reds’ 0-3 victory, on Sunday (12/9) night, shortly after he was dealt a tough tackle from Pascal Struijk.
The 18-year-old was rushed to Leeds General Hospital where he received treatment for the remainder of the evening, and was discharged before 9pm.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp acknowledged his side’s injury was a ‘serious injury’, but gave hope by saying Elliott had an ‘ankle dislocation’ and saying ‘we can get him back’.
For this reason, it is highly hoped that Elliott’s injury is not as severe as feared. But the club’s official statement now says the England international midfielder will have to go up to the operating table.
“Liverpool can confirm Harvey Elliott has been discharged from hospital following a serious ankle injury in the game against Leeds on Sunday. “Furthermore, Elliott will have to undergo surgery in the coming days, and the club will inform you of further developments,” Liverpool said in a statement. ThisisAnfield.com.
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Added The Athletic, Liverpool’s mainstay young midfielder this season is most likely to go up to the operating table on Tuesday (14/9), so the recovery time cannot be estimated until after the operation is carried out.
However, the former Fulham star has revealed in his account Instagramits that he has started the recovery step at this time. Elliott, who is often kind enough to gift shoes to children’s supporters, also went viral again with a photo of a boy in Elliott’s shirt and shoes, after he presented them to a pediatric patient who was lying right next to his hospital bed.
Of course, this will be a long rehabilitation process for the player who was loaned by the Reds to Blackburn Rovers. Elliott is likely to be sidelined for several months, and is even expected to return to training around Christmas.
This is Elliott’s Substitute
In the absence of Elliott, Klopp will one of them rely on Curtis Jones to fill the vacant spot he left. In addition there are also Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who will work together to guard Liverpool’s midfield.
Meanwhile Fabinho, Thiago and Jordan Henderson are likely to remain the first three choices in this line, and will both start when the Reds play their Champions League opener against AC Milan in midweek.