Photo: Liverpool loan star Teixeira's season all but over following nasty injury

Joao Teixeira

Joao Teixeira suffered a knee injury during Brighton’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield.

Liverpool loan star Joao Teixeira looks to have played his last game in a Brighton shirt, at least for this season, after picking up a knee injury in the 0-0 draw with Huddersfield.

The Reds’ youngster has spent the season on loan with the Seagulls, appearing in more than 30 Championship fixtures and earning rave reviews for a number of impressive displays.

The 22-year-old playmaker has been one of only a few bright sparks in an otherwise miserable campaign on the South Coast, and it looks like his season may have ended prematurely.

During the 0-0 bore-draw at home to Huddersfield, with the game edging towards its finale, the Portugal Under-21 international’s studs appeared to get stuck in the turf as he hit the deck.

With his teammates quickly surrounding him, it became obvious to the Amex crowd that Teixeira was in trouble and he later departed on a stretcher with his right knee encased in protective gear.

Boss Chris Hughton didn’t say much after the final whistle regarding the seriousness of the injury, but former Brighton ace Adam Virgo explained to BBC Sussex Sport that it didn’t look promising.

Teixeira has netted six times in the Championship this season for the South Coast outfit – more than any other Brighton player – while also contributing with three assists.

Along with centre-back Lewis Dunk, he is likely to be a frontrunner for the upcoming Player of the Year awards although he may have already played his last ever game for the club.

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