Southampton has confirmed that Tino Livramento will miss the rest of 2022 as he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury against Brighton. He received oxygen on the pitch before being carried off on a stretcher after a challenge from Enock Mwepu. Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed that the injury was very serious and scans later revealed that surgery was indeed needed on the left knee.
“Southampton can regrettably confirm Tino Livramento has suffered an ACL injury and is likely to be sidelined for the remainder of the year,” a club statement said. “Livramento will now undergo surgery before beginning rehab. 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.”
“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 into it for him,” captain James Ward-Prowse said. “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.”