Jude Bellingham sends four-worded message to Tino Livramento following his awful ACL injury news

Jude Bellingham added to the sea of sympathetic and supportive messages sent to Tino Livramento following his devastating injury update.

Yesterday, Southampton confirmed their young defender had suffered cruciate ligament damage in the previous game against Brighton & Hove Albion.

ACL, three letters that strikes fear into the hearts of any footballer.

Reading that usually means the end of the road for the unfortunate causality.

ACL upset for Tino

Livramento will more than likely not feature again until at least next season, a heartbreaking end to what had otherwise been a brilliant debut Premier League campaign.

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He made the bold move to leave Chelsea last summer and join the Saints, identifying a real chance to make an impression in senior football.

The 19-year-old has certainly made an impact on the South coast.

Ralph Hasenhuttl started the defender consecutively 19 times in the league before suffering a knee issue in December.

Whilst he managed to overcome this particular problem relatively quickly, there will be no swift fix for this latest damage.

Love for Livramento

After the ACL announcement, Livramento expressed his emotions via an Instagram post.

Understandably, the full-back was met by a ton of kind responses from across the sport.

Bellingham was just one of many who sent his very best wishes to the England Under-21 international.

Former Chelsea academy colleagues Harvey Vale, Jude Soonsup-bell, Levi Colwill and Dynel Simeu all offered their love.

Whilst fans wouldn’t wish this situation upon anyone, it certainly hurts more knowing one of their own is in pain.

Especially after seeing him flourish so brightly away from Stamford Bridge at St. Mary’s.

However, Livramento will return to continue his journey.

Maybe not in the near future, but you can’t keep a talented and driven individual like that down for long.

Just keep working hard Tino and we know you’ll come back stronger.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.