Pascal Struijk’s appeal against the red card was unsuccessful

Leeds [UK], Sep 15 (ANI): Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk’s appeal against the red card he received for a horror tackle on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott was deemed unsuccessful.

“Pascal will miss our next three games against Newcastle United, Fulham (Carabao Cup) and West Ham United,” the club confirmed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Harvey Elliott has undergone successful surgery on the ankle injury he sustained in Liverpool’s victory at Leeds United on Sunday. The 18-year-old suffered a fractured dislocation of his left joint following a challenge in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Elland Road.

Elliott will now begin a rehab program with the Reds’ medical team and although he is expected to resume his activities later this season, there is no time frame for his return.

Club doctor Jim Moxon – who, along with first-team physiotherapist Chris Morgan, was the first on the pitch to treat the midfielder – explained: “Harvey suffered a fractured dislocation of his left ankle during the match.

“We were able to reduce the dislocation immediately in the field and Harvey had surgery today to repair the fracture and ligaments damaged in the incident. The operation was a success, so his comeback is now starting.” (ANI)

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