Harvey Elliott updates fans on recovery following horror ankle injury 1 month ago

Harvey Elliott updates fans on recovery following horror ankle injury

He's making good progress

Harvey Elliott has taken to social media to update fans on his recovery from the ankle injury he sustained at Leeds United in September.

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The Liverpool midfielder dislocated and fractured his ankle following a challenge from defender Pascal Struijk in the second-half of Liverpool's 3-0 win at Elland Road last month.

The 18-year-old had stolen possession in the 60th minute before Struijk's recovery tackle saw Elliott's ankle get caught underneath the Leeds man.

Liverpool's medical team, Dr Jim Moxon and head physio Chris Morgan, were forced to quickly take action and were able to put Elliott's ankle back into place on the pitch, before the youngster was taken to hospital for further assessment.

Referee Craig Pawson initially waved for play to continue following the challenge, however, the game was quickly stopped following a strong reaction from the surrounding players, particularly Mohamed Salah.

After a VAR review, Pawson was instructed to show Struijk a red card - but people were mainly concerned with whether or not the former Fulham man would make a full recovery.

Elliott received oxygen as he was carried away from view on a stretcher, but he did briefly acknowledge the crowd with a short applause.

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Harvey Elliott has shared a video of himself walking in water at a reduced body weight at the Reds' AXA Training Centre. (Photo credit: Harvey Elliot / Instagram)

Following the incident, the talented youngster received praise for how well he dealt with the situation. While in hospital, Elliot donated a Liverpool shirt and boot to young fan who was also in hospital.

He also refused to blame Pascal Struijk for the horrific injury, despite Leeds loosing their appeal against his red card.

Liverpool's No 67 underwent successful surgery and his road to recovery began shortly after - recently posting an image of himself cycling on an exercise bike.

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However, it looks as though Elliott has stepped up his rehab once again, this time, sharing a video of himself walking in water at a reduced body weight at the Reds' AXA Training Centre.

The midfielder also posted a video montage showing other parts of his rehabilitation, captioned: "One day at a time, getting stronger."

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Understandably, Liverpool are yet to give a time frame as to when Elliott will return to football, allowing the youngster as long as he needs to fully recover from the injury.

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