Liverpool give Harvey Elliott surgery update as club doctor outlines recovery hopes

By Mark Wakefield

Liverpool hope to have Harvey Elliott play this season after he underwent successful surgery on his ankle.

The 18-year-old suffered a dislocated ankle on Sunday during the Reds’ 3-0 win over Leeds United in the Premier League.

Elliott received treatment on the pitch and was then taken to Leeds General Infirmary for further assessment.

Jurgen Klopp said in his pre-match press conference that Elliott would have surgery on Tuesday, and now the club have confirmed the procedure was a success.

Dr Jim Moxon, Liverpool club doctor who was first on the pitch to treat Elliott, along with first-team physiotherapist Chris Morgan, explained how they hope to have the teenager back playing before the end of the season.

“Harvey sustained a fracture dislocation of his left ankle during the game,” he told Liverpoolfc.com .

“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 programme.”


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