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Harvey Elliott posts update following heartbreaking injury

Harvey Elliott has delivered a promising update on Instagram after his horror injury against Leeds United today.

The Liverpool kid suffered what appears to be a very serious ankle injury after a challenge by Pascal Struijk in the 58th minute.

While the Reds ran out 3-0 winners, much of the focus is on Elliott.

It would be heartbreaking to see any player pick up this sort of injury, but it is even worse when you consider that this is someone so young and so promising that is making his first steps at the top of the game.

The youngster was starting his third Premier League game in a row. He was well on his way to becoming a key man for the side at just 18-years-old.

Elliott was excellent against Marcelo Bielsa’s men. He and Thiago ensured that Liverpool dominated the game with their ball-keeping ability in midfield.

However, it now looks like he will face a long spell on the sidelines.

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The Liverpool players and bench immediately looked both concerned and distraught in equal measure. There were quite a few with their heads in their hands as Mo Salah frantically called for medical attention for his teammate.

Elliott posts Instagram story following injury

While Elliott was seen clapping the fans as he was stretchered off, it was clearly a horrible injury.

Fans immediately assumed the worst, with everyone incredibly concerned about the teen.

However, there is some good news.

Elliott has posted a story on Instagram with a small update.

Here is the photo, via James Pearce on Twitter:

Bear in mind that this was posted before the game was even finished, so it was in the immediate aftermath of him going off.

The fact that he was able to do this is promising.

Yes, it does appear that it is a serious injury. He is likely to be out for a long time.

But it is fantastic to see that he seems to be in a positive mind frame, even in the back of an ambulance.

All we can do now is wait and hope that the news is as good as possible.

Yet, more importantly, we need to support Harvey Elliott in what will undoubtedly be an extremely difficult time for him.

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