Teixeira’s hopes of breaking into the Liverpool first-team suffer an unfortunate blow…
It was heartbreak for Liverpool starlet Joao Carlos Teixeira on Tuesday evening, as he suffered an injury that could see him miss out on his last chance at making the grade at Anfield.
The 22-year-old, who made his Reds debut last season, has had an excellent season with Championship strugglers Brighton and was expected to be included in Brendan Rodgers’ pre-season plans (via the Daily Mail).
He’s now likely to be out for an extended period of time, with a lengthy recovery needed before he has any further thoughts of forcing his way into the first-team picture on Merseyside.
Teixeira was stretchered off during Brighton’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town following a challenge from Nahki Wells, while scans have since confirmed the break to his right leg, just above the ankle.
Albion boss Chris Hughton told reporters (via the Liverpool Echo) following the game: “Our thoughts are with Joao, as this is a real blow to him after such a good season for the club. We all wish him a speedy recovery and return to action.
“He’s been an important player for the club this season, both before and after I came to the club, and I would like to thank him for his efforts during his time on loan here, and also Liverpool for allowing him to come.”
The Portuguese youth team international has made 35 appearances for the Seagulls so far this season, scoring six goals in all competitions.