Ralph Hasenhüttl is concerned that the injury sustained to Tino Livramento in Southampton’s 2-2 draw at Brighton is serious.
The teenage right-back was down for several minutes before being stretchered off in the first half, having landed awkwardly whilst changing direction quickly.
Livramento has excelled in his first season with Saints – his first in senior football – and the boss is remaining upbeat that the exciting young talent will bounce back better than ever.
“It’s not good looking. It’s a pity to say that this is serious,” Hasenhüttl revealed after the game. “We don’t know it yet, but no matter how long he is out, he will come back even stronger.
“He is very, very down, but this is understandable. I think we will definitely see him coming back even stronger.”