Liverpool’s Head Physio Chris Morgan has hailed the work of Leeds United’s Rob Price and his medical team as to how they assisted the Reds with Harvey Elliott’s severe ankle injury during Sunday’s game at Elland Road.
Liverpool left Elland Road 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane but the result was overshadowed by the injury 18-year-old suffered.
Morgan and his medical team were treating Elliott just seven seconds after he fell to the ground, supplying him with Penthrox as they attempted to put his ankle back into place, something that has seen the physio team met with huge praise.
Speaking on his LinkedIn page on Monday morning, Morgan revealed how indebted he was to Price and the rest of the Leeds medical staff for the role they played in assisting Elliott’s immediate treatment.
“Thank you to our friends and colleagues from the medical team at Leeds United who helped us look after Harvey on the pitch yesterday,” Morgan said. “Rob Price and his team really treated him as they would one of their own.
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“Thankfully those injuries are rare but the shared training we do as part of the FA led ATMMIF courses really comes into its own in those moments and to have paramedics on hand is always hugely reassuring.”
Elliott was discharged from Leeds General Infirmary on Sunday evening and he is expected to have surgery later this week as he begins his road to recovery.