Jan 4 2013 By Kieran Westbrook
Livingston star Keaghan Jacobs suffers knee ligament tear to end his season.
Livingston midfielder Keaghan Jacobs' season is over.
The Lions star has suffered a serious knee injury which will keep him on the sidelines for at least nine months.
He was injured during training and was set for a routine operation in Bradford on Thursday before a scan revealed that he had torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
Jacobs has had a season plagued by injury.
The midfielder missing the early stages of the season with a hamstring problem before suffering a bad knock during a reserve game as he battled back to fitness.
But those ailments will pale into insignificance compared to this injury which can take up to a year to heal.
After being told by specialists how serious the injury is, he took to twitter and said: "This journey back from Bradford is feeling like the longest journey in the world right now."
Fans and players have come out in support for the 23-year-old South African.
Team-mate Craig Barr said: "Sad news hearing Keaghan Jacobs done his ACL. Great player who'll see this set-back as an opportunity to become even better!"
Livi fan Andrew Wright said: "Gutted to hear about your injury mate! I'm sure you'll bounce back! Big shoes to fill in our midfield now! All The Best!"
Fellow supporter Mark Milligan added: "Sad news to hear that your injured. Hope you have a speedy recovery and come back better than ever."
Breaking the news, Livi Chief Exec Ged Nixon wrote on the club's website: "Keags has been superb all season, so this is a real blow to the squad."