Harvey Elliott issues message to Leeds United's fans as Liverpool provide serious ankle injury update

Liverpool's Harvey Elliott has issued a message to Leeds United's supporters for their reception after he was stretchered off at Elland Road.

Monday, 13th September 2021, 12:18 pm
Updated Monday, 13th September 2021, 12:20 pm

Ellliott suffered a serious ankle injury in Sunday's Premier League clash at Elland Road and was taken to hospital after being stretchered off.

The midfielder suffered the injury following a challenge from United's Pascal Struijk who won the ball but caught the 18-year-old midfielder with his trailing leg and Struijk was eventually shown a straight red card.

After receiving treatment on the pitch, Elliott was then stretchered off and left the ground to huge applause from both sets of fans as Elliott too applauded back.

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MESSAGE: From Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott, above, to Leeds United's fans for their support as he was stretchered off during Sunday's Premier League clash at Elland Road. Picture by Tony Johnson.

Writing on his Instagram page on Monday morning, Elliott said: "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.

"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.

"I know I have an incredible support network behind me at Liverpool and together we will get through this.

"To all of the Liverpool fans, your support means the world to me. I’m one of you and I can’t wait to be back faster, fitter and stronger to help the team in the future.

"You’ll Never Walk Alone."

Providing an update on Elliott's condition, a statement on liverpoolfc.com read: "Liverpool Football Club can confirm Harvey Elliott has been discharged from hospital after suffering a serious ankle injury in the game against Leeds United on Sunday.

"The 18-year-old was stretchered from the field at Elland Road after sustaining the injury in a challenge midway through the second half.

"Elliott will be required to undergo surgery in the coming days and the club will offer a further update on his prognosis in due course.

"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."

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