Joao Teixeira‘s season with Albion is over after a scan revealed he suffered a broken leg last night.

The Portuguese star sustained a fracture just above his ankle during the 0-0 draw with Huddersfield.

He was assessed at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Team mates including Bruno and David Stockdale attempted to comfort the player on loan from Liverpool on the pitch.

Boss Chris Hughton said today: “Our thoughts are with Joao. This is a real blow to him after such a good season for the club and 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."