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Arsenal Torreira out with fractured ankle

by Prospero
Arsenal Torreira out with fractured ankle

The Gunners have revealed that their Uruguay international midfielder is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but others are returning to fitness

Lucas Torreira is set to be sidelined at Arsenal for the foreseeable future, with the Gunners confirming that he suffered an ankle fracture in an FA Cup clash with Portsmouth.

The Uruguay international midfielder lasted less than 16 minutes at Fratton Park on Monday when he was felled by a strong challenge from James Bolton against Pompey and left writhing in agony.

Torreira was given oxygen on the field before being carried off on a stretcher, with it immediately apparent that he had suffered a serious problem.

Arsenal faced an anxious waiting before discovering the full severity of his injury and it has now been revealed that the combative 24-year-old suffered a broken bone.

No timescale has been put on his recovery, but head coach Mikel Arteta will not be able to call upon the South American any time soon.

In the latest fitness update on the club’s official website, Arsenal said of Torreira: “Sustained fracture to right ankle during Portsmouth (a) on Monday.

“Awaiting further specialist reviews which will determine recovery plan.”

While Torreira will be seeing plenty of the treatment table over the coming weeks, Kieran Tierney has stepped away from it.

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