Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott sustained a horrific injury during their side's match against Leeds United in the English Premier League on Sunday. Consequently, the footballer dislocated his ankle after an awkward challenge from Leeds defender Pascal Struijk, who was immediately shown a red card. So serious was the extent of the injury that Elliott was in immense pain and couldn't get up after he went down on the ground.
Soon after the teenage football star of the Reds picked up that injury, it was star forward Mohamed Salah who was the first one to react. While it initially appeared as if the winger had broken his leg into two, it was later confirmed by the manager Jurgen Klopp that Elliott's ankle was dislocated as a result of that poor challenge.
"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," Liverpool said in an official release.
The video of the injury is also doing the rounds on the Internet.
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It was evident from Salah's dramatic reaction that the injury was a grave one and he immediately shouted towards the dugout, asking for medical help. One of the club's medical staff even became teary-eyed as Elliott was stretchered off from the ground and taken to a hospital.
A few moments after being stretchered off, however, the 18-year-old took to Instagram story to thank his fans for their wishes as he provided an update on his injury.
"Thank you for the messages guys, road to recovery," he wrote.
When Liverpool boos Klopp was asked about Elliott's injury he was straightforward in admitting that there was nothing good to say about his injury.
"I think we all saw it, the ankle was not in the right place anymore. The medical department put it in the right place again, which is very important really in this moment that it goes quick. Apart from that, there is not a lot of good things to say about it," Klopp said.
"Obviously it’s a bad injury and we have to wait now for further examinations, assessments or whatever, scans, and that’s what we do," he added.