Tino Livramento will miss the remainder of 2022 due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury the 19-year-old suffered in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Brighton.
“Although there is no definite date for his return, it is likely that he will not be available for the remainder of 2022,” Southampton’s statement on Wednesday said.
After the game, Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl could not confirm the exact injury, but medical tests on Livramento’s left knee revealed the extent of the problem.
He is very frustrated because he knows it could be a long-term injury. He will come back stronger, added Hasenhuttl.
Livramento joined Southampton in August from Chelsea and has since made 32 appearances. The England defender has scored one goal and assisted once in 28 Premier League appearances.