Southampton: Dan Sheldon reveals club stance on Tino Livramento injury

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The Athletic’s Dan Sheldon has revealed that Southampton ‘don’t know the extent’ of Tino Livramento’s injury yet, but will hope the next 48 hours will give them a better understanding. 

The young full-back has missed the Saints’ last two games due to a meniscus injury, and fears exist over his status after Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed his son was sidelined for a year with the same problem.

With Kyle Walker-Peters and Yan Valery also not available for the club’s next game, the progress of Livramento will undoubtedly be monitored by many concerned Southampton fans.

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While talking about the issue on the Total Saints podcast, Sheldon explained that his sources within the club were ‘keen to stress’ that they are still waiting to find out if he will need surgery, and so comparisons between Livramento and Hasenhuttl’s son should be met with caution. 

The journalist said: “I don’t think we should put Tino and Ralph’s son into the same bracket because people I’ve spoken to today were quite keen to stress that we don’t know the extent: it may be okay, it may need surgery – they just don’t know.

“I think the next 48 hours will be important for that, in terms of them getting a full report and deciding what the next best course of action is.

“Obviously, the club are taking a cautious approach, given his age and how important he’s been, they don’t want to unnecessarily risk him and play him if there’s any chance that it would damage it further.”

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Over the summer, Southampton fended off competition from the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion to secure a £5m move for the highly-rated former Chelsea right-back.

Since then, Livramento has looked like an excellent piece of business, slotting straight into the team – despite still being just 19 years of age – and starting every Premier League game up until his injury.

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With other defenders out for the moment, such as the aforementioned Walker-Peters and Valery, Southampton will no doubt want to know how serious the meniscus problem is and whether or not it could force them to look for a new signing in the January transfer market.

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