Southampton confirm Tino Livramento WILL miss the rest of 2022

Southampton confirm defender Tino Livramento WILL miss the rest of 2022 and undergo surgery after horror ACL injury sustained against Brighton – with teenager requiring oxygen as he was carried off on a stretcher

  • Tino Livramento twisted his leg awkwardly in an innocuous challenge on Sunday
  • The 19-year-old suffered the ACL injury in Southampton’s 2-2 draw at Brighton 
  • The Southampton defender received oxygen before he was carried off the pitch 
  • Southampton have confirmed that he will be sidelined for the rest of the year

Southampton have confirmed defender Tino Livramento is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of 2022 after suffering an ACL injury.

England U21 full-back Livramento received oxygen and was carried off on a stretcher after collapsing to the ground during the first half of Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Brighton.

Former Chelsea academy player Livramento twisted awkwardly while attempting to challenge Seagulls midfielder Enock Mwepu.

Southampton Tino Livramento will be sidelined for the rest of the year with an ACL injury

The full back was forced off the pitch on a stretcher after a challenge from Enock Mwepu

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl described the injury as appearing ‘very, very serious,’ with subsequent scans of the player’s left knee confirming surgery would be needed.

A club statement read: ‘Southampton can regrettably confirm that Tino Livramento has suffered an ACL injury and is likely to be sidelined for the remainder of the year.

‘The 19-year-old full-back sustained the injury during the first half of Sunday’s Premier League visit to Brighton, with a subsequent scan on his left knee revealing the extent of the problem.

‘Livramento, who had been enjoying an impressive debut season following last summer’s move from Chelsea, making 32 appearances for the first-team, will now undergo surgery before beginning rehab.

Livramento, clearly in discomfort, was also given oxygen by the Southampton medical staff

‘Although there is no definitive timescale on his return, it is likely he will be unavailable for the remainder of 2022.

‘Everyone at the club sends their very best wishes to Tino and will be doing everything to support him throughout each step of his recovery.’

Livramento sat out four games earlier this season due to a niggling knee problem though that was in his other leg and he has had no further issues since with that knee or fatigue having played 32 times for club and country this season. 

Livramento’s will be heartbroken with the news given his current form, but the 19-year-old’s teammates have rallied around him and backed him to return ‘bigger, better and stronger.’

Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse says the squad are all behind Livramento

Captain James Ward-Prowse said: ‘I think everybody was a little bit shook up and shocked from what we saw.

‘Of course we don’t know the extent of the injury at the moment but I think that moment spurred us on in the game and we wanted to get back in the game for him.

‘When he joined the club in his first few weeks, he didn’t say a single word to anyone and I was thinking, ‘oh, come on’. But he’s really come out of his shell.

‘His performances have excelled everybody’s expectations, I think.

‘It’s a real big shame but it’s up to us now to get behind him and support him and give him everything he needs to come back bigger, better and stronger.’

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