Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott has been shining on loan away from Anfield.
Last night, however, things didn’t go to plan for the Reds gem, who came on as a substitute for Blackburn, only to be forced off 20 minutes later.
Elliott was named on the bench by Tony Mowbray as Rovers made the 10-mile trip to Preston, a game which the visitors won 3-0.
The Liverpool prodigy came on in the 61st minute, replacing Joe Rothwell, but found himself on the receiving end of a hefty challenge as the game entered the latter stages.
The knock looked like “a serious one”, Lancashire Live reporter Jaquob Crooke wrote in wake of Elliott going down and being subbed off.
On a sour note, Elliott is down injured. Looks a serious one. He is replaced by Buckley.
— Jaquob Crooke (@JaquobC) November 24, 2020
Speaking after the game, Mowbray told Lancashire Live: “The early news is that we’re hoping it’s not a bad one. It’s just a kick really.
“It’s come up swollen pretty quickly but it’s a bruise and it doesn’t look like it’s bad damage around the knee area like the ligaments. It’s just a pretty severe kick and that’s what we’re hoping it is.”
There was a fair bit of initial panic last night after Elliott went down, as he looked in major discomfort, but luckily it doesn’t seem to be too bad at this stage.
Hopefully more information in the coming days will also be positive and the youngster can swiftly get back to working wonders for a team in good form aiming for promotion.
Elliott has done amazing so far, proving a cut above in the Championship despite his young age, and it really bodes well for the future in terms of what he’ll be able to bring to the table at Anfield.