Arsenal confirm Lucas Torreira fractured his right ankle
Arsenal confirm Lucas Torreira fractured his right ankle following crunching tackle from Portsmouth’s James Bolton during FA Cup clash
- Lucas Torreira was taken off on a stretcher early on during the FA Cup victory
- Portsmouth’s James Bolton went in for a crunching tackle on the Uruguayan
- Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow after it was learned the injury was serious
- The club confirmed the midfielder suffered a fractured right ankle on Monday
Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow after it was confirmed that midfielder Lucas Torreira had fractured his right ankle during the victory over Portsmouth.
Torreira was taken off on a stretcher early on during the 2-0 victory at Fratton Park following a crunching tackle from Portsmouth’s James Bolton.
And on Thursday morning, the Gunners confirmed the injury was serious, which will come as a massive blow in the club’s hunt for a Champions League spot.
Lucas Torreira fractured his right ankle during Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Portsmouth
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No return date has been set yet but Arsenal said on their website on Thursday: ‘Awaiting further specialist reviews which will determine recovery plan.’
The Uruguayan left the stadium on crutches and on Wednesday, Torreira posted a video on Instagram of him working out in the gym while wearing a protective boot.
After the final whistle on Monday, Portsmouth defender Bolton claimed he had no regrets over his challenge but did wish a speedy recovery to the Arsenal star.
‘It was a great tackle,’ Bolton told the BBC on Monday night. ‘I timed it really well but it’s never nice to see someone down. I hope he’s okay.’
Torreira posted a video of him working out in the gym while wearing a protective boot
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