Harvey Elliott posts Instagram update after being stretchered off
Road to recovery
Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott has thanked fans for their messages of support after he was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg during the Premier League game with Leeds on Sunday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp was poised to replace the teenager with Jordan Henderson when he was grounded by a challenge from Pascal Struijk on the halfway line.
The reaction of Mo Salah, who was the closest player to Elliott at the time, made it clear the teenager needed urgent attention, with the medical team rushing on to immediately treat him.
Although the challenge from Struijk didn't appear malicious, the Leeds player received a red card as Elliott received treatment on the pitch.
Elliot received oxygen as he was carried away from view on a stretcher, but did briefly acknowledge the crowd with a short applause.
Minutes later, he was able to send a quick post to his Instagram Stories. Reportedly taken from the back of an ambulance, Elliott can be seen giving the thumbs up in the image.
'Thank you for the messages guys,' the accompanying message reads. 'Road to recovery.'
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was amongst those to wish Elliott well in the minutes after his injury.
'Ahhhh man rivalry aside that looks really nasty, no one wants to see that, thoughts are with you Harvey,' the Manchester United forward's tweet read.
Speaking later, Klopp confirmed that Elliott would be out for a long time.
“It’s a bad injury," Klopp said. "It's his ankle - it was dislocated and it has now been put back. He is now in the hospital.”