Arsenal’s Torreira provides injury update after being stretchered off

Date published: Tuesday 3rd March 2020 8:36

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Lucas Torreira has provided a promising update on an ankle injury picked up in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday night.

Arsenal secured safe passage into the sixth round following their win at Fratton Park courtesy of goals from Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Eddie Nketiah.

It was a good response from Mikel Arteta’s side, who dropped out of Europe following a last-gasp defeat to Olympiacos on Thursday.

One sour note for Arsenal came when midfielder Torreira was taken off injured on a stretcher just 17 minutes into the game.

The Uruguay international left Fratton Park on crutches with Arteta saying: “He was in a lot of pain, he is in a brace at the moment.

“He will be assessed in the next few days and we will know more. I don’t know if it’s the bone or ligaments, we don’t know yet.”

However, the 24-year-old reckons he will be “fine” with the injury not as bad as it looked.

“I wanted to tap it and he grabbed my ankle on the outside. It twisted me, but I can move it. I’m fine,” Torreira told ESPN.com.uy (via Sport Witness).

 

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