Torreira Gives Injury Update After Being Carried Off In Arsenal’s Win Against Portsmouth

Torreira Gives Injury Update After Being Carried Off In Arsenal’s Win Against Portsmouth

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has played down fears that he suffered a serious ankle injury in the win over Portsmouth last night.

The Uruguayan international was stretchered off just 17 minutes into the FA Cup tie at Fratton Park following a challenge from James Bolton, but speaking after the match, the 24-year-old said that while he twisted his ankle, he was still able to move it freely:

“I wanted to tap it and he grabbed my ankle on the outside. It twisted me, but I can move it. I’m fine.”


Head coach Mikel Arteta raised concerns after the game that Torreira could be out for a while. The midfielder’s leg was put in a brace following the match, and a scan on the ankle will be needed to see if he has damaged ligaments or fractured a bone.

The Uruguayan’s more optimistic comments do suggest, however, that he will be out for a matter of weeks, instead of months, which Arsenal fans will take heart from considering he is an important member of the first-team squad.

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