Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott has had a successful surgery on his injured ankle.
Elliot was carried off on a stretcher on Sunday afternoon after a challenge by Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk, who was sent off.
The Reds went on to win the encounter 3-0 to pocket 10 points in their first four league games of the season.
Liverpool said he suffered a “fracture dislocation” of his left ankle. They also announced some good news which will bring smiles on fans around the world – Elliot will return to action this season.
“The operation was a success so his comeback starts now,” club doctor Jim Moxon said.
“We won’t put pressure on him by setting a specific time frame beyond being able to say with confidence we expect him to feature again later in the season following our rehab programme.”
The 18-year-old took to social media to reveal that everything went well and he hopes to return to the field as soon as possible.
“Operation was a success.
“Thank you everyone for your amazing support. The road to recovery starts now because at the end of the storm there’s a golden sky.”
Meanwhile, Leeds have confirmed that they have submitted an appeal against Struijk’s dismissal which they feel was very harsh on the player.
On Monday, Elliott also put out a message saying it wasn’t Struijk’s fault that he dislocated his ankle.
“Wasn’t his fault whatsoever!, neither was it a red card, just a freak accident, but these things happen in football. I’ll be back stronger 100%. Thanks for all the support.”
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