Leeds defender Pascal Struijk admits he is ‘disenchanted’ with Harvey Elliott’s horror injury, saying it’s something ‘he wouldn’t wish on anyone’
- Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott suffered an ankle injury while playing against Leeds
- Leeds defender Pascal Struijk tried to get the ball back, but caught Elliott, 18
- Struijk got a red card and was sent away even though it looked like a fair challenge
- Struijk said he is ‘disappointed’ about the situation and that he wishes it had never happened
Pascal Struijk has apologized to Harvey Elliott on social media after he dislocated the youngster’s ankle on Sunday afternoon.
Elliott was injured 60 minutes into Liverpool’s clash with Leeds at Elland Road after Struijk injured the 18-year-old’s ankle while trying to get the ball back.
Struijk has said that he is ‘disappointed’ with the situation and that he ‘would never wish on such an injury’.
Leeds defender Pascal Struijk (above) has apologized to Harvey Elliott on social media
Struijk accidentally dislocated the ankle of the Liverpool youngster on Sunday afternoon (above)
Struijk nam Instagram to say, ‘In today’s game something happened that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
“Harvey Elliott, my thoughts are with you. I am gutted and this was never meant to happen. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you back on the field soon.’
Liverpool’s medical team, Dr Jim Moxon and chief physio Chris Morgan, had to spring into action on Sunday after Struijk’s challenge left Elliott screaming for help on the pitch.
Moxon and Morgan were able to put Elliott’s ankle back in place on the field before he was taken to the hospital for further examination.
Struijk was ‘discovered’ about the situation and that he would ‘never wish for such an injury”
Elliott was injured 60 minutes into Liverpool’s collision with Leeds at Elland Road (above)
Liverpool have since confirmed that the 18-year-old has “suffered a serious ankle injury” and will undergo surgery in the coming days.
Liverpool Football Club can confirm that Harvey Elliott has been released from hospital after suffering a serious ankle injury during Sunday’s game against Leeds United. official website.
Elliott will need surgery in the coming days and the club will provide a further update on his prognosis in due course.
Leeds defender Struijk tried to get the ball back, but caught the 18-year-old (above)
Struijk got a red card and was sent off by the referee, even though it looked like a fair challenge
“Harvey, his family and Liverpool FC would like to thank the paramedics and all staff at the Leeds General Infirmary for the care and treatment they have provided.”
According to the athleticElliott is believed to undergo surgery on Tuesday and begin the rehabilitation process shortly after.
The injury comes as a blow to the youngster – who has stormed into the season this season.