How is Harvey Elliott’s injury recovery going, when will he return for Liverpool after ‘new achievements reached’

The Reds midfielder continues his rehab and seems to be making good progress after suffering a sickening ankle injury against Leeds.

Harvey Elliott has stepped up his recovery from his long-term ankle injury.

The Liverpool winger has confirmed that he reached ‘new achievements’ in his latest post on Instagram.

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What happened?

Elliott suffered a sickening injury in the Reds' 3-0 victory at Leeds United in September.

Elliott dislocated his ankle and was taken to hospital, although he did not blame Struijk - who was given a red card for the challenge.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Harvey Elliott of Liverpool receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road on September 12, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

How has Elliott's recovery been going?

Shortly after having surgery, Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders revealed Elliott remained in good spirits.

He said: “Harvey is Harvey - a young boy. He deals with it outstandingly

“We have so many players who have had a long-term injury. Our group is a proper family. When it happened, Naby [Keita] had tears in his eyes and Curtis [Jones] was emotional.

“We lost one of our better midfielders but he deals with it really well. We have a really strong medical department and try to support them as good as we can.”

Elliott's since been continuing his rehabilitation to get back to full fitness.

He has been documenting his recovery on Instagram and this week seemingly hit a new milestone.

Posting a video of himself working in the gym, Elliott wrote: “New week! New achievements reached we keep going #HE67.”

When will Elliott return to action for Liverpool?

The England under-17 international has always been expected to be sidelined until after the new year.

Shortly following his injury, Instagram account sportsinjuryexplained explained that a dislocation with no fracture would see Elliott absent for 3-4 months but a fracture with dislocation could rule him out for up to six months.

Harvey Elliott in action for Liverpool. Picture: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The teenager is clearly progressing well but Liverpool won't want to rush him back.

It's likely Elliott will make his playing return for the under-23s first, while in-house matches to aid his recovery may also be organised.