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Elliott gifts shirt & boot to Liverpool fan following teenage midfielder’s horror injury vs Leeds



The Reds star paid an unexpected visit to a West Yorkshire hospital on Sunday after suffering a nasty injury at Elland Road

Harvey Elliott could have been forgiven for wanting to hide himself away from the world after suffering a horror injury in Liverpool’s win at Leeds , but he still found time while visiting hospital to make the day of a young Reds supporter.

After fracturing his ankle at Elland Road on Sunday, the 18-year-old Midfielder made an unexpected visit to a West Yorkshire medical facility.

Although he is now on a long road of recovery, he wasn’t the only one who suffered broken bones from Sunday’s match at Elland Road.

What happened to Elliott?

Elliott was injured in an altercation with Leeds defender Pascal Struijk.

He was taken from the field to a nearby hospital where he was placed in a bed with a young Liverpool fan who had fractured his wrist earlier that day.

Although he was in obvious pain, Elliott was happy that he shared a few mementos with a fellow teenager who was just starting his own rehabilitation program.

How long will Elliott be out of action?

No timescale has been put on Elliott’s recovery as yet Reports suggest that Elliott could be out of action for up to six months.

He could still return to action this season, although it is unlikely. However, he will not take any risks with his long-term fitness.

Liverpool have already made it clear that Elliott will undergo surgery this week. He will then be able to move forward on a path that will eventually bring him back to Jurgen Klipp’s plans.

He wrote on social media that he was “absolutely devastated” by what happened at Leeds yesterday. However, he was overwhelmed by the support and love shown to him by the entire football industry following the injury.

“Thanks to everyone who reached out to me or sent messages to my family. It means a lot to us. A huge thank you to Elland Road staff for their warm reception.

“I am now completely focused on my recovery. I will do everything in my rehabilitation to get back out there as soon and as possible. I know I have a strong support network at Liverpool. We will get through it together.

“To all Liverpool fans: Your support means the most to me. I’m one among you and I can’t believe I’m not going to be back faster, stronger and fitter to help the team in future. You’ll Never Walk Alone!”

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