Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira’s season seems to over after it was confirmed this morning his fractured ankle will keep him out for eight to 10 weeks.
Torreira suffered the injury this time last week during the first half of the Gunners 2-0 FA Cup win at Fratton Park when tackled by Portsmouth centre-back James Bolton and had to be taken off just 16 minutes into the fifth round tie.
The 24-year-old later left Fratton Park on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot.
Torreira has since been assessed by Arsenal’s medical staff and seen a specialist, and it was confirmed this morning he would be out for eight to 10 weeks.
That means Torreira’s season is effectively over as he is unlikely to return to training until the start of May at the earliest.
Gunners’ final Premier League game is on May 17 at home to Watford, while the FA Cup final is on May 23.
The Uruguayan could perhaps be back in training by the time those matches take place, but he would be severely lacking match fitness.
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The midfielder’s absence is a blow to head coach Mikel Arteta, who will return to Manchester City with Arsenal on Wednesday.
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