Fabian Coito, the interim coach of the Uruguayan national team, says he withdrew Lucas Torreira at half time of his side’s 4-1 win over Mexico as a precaution.
The Arsenal midfielder started the game in Houston, Texas but was later pictured on the bench with an ice pack strapped to his left calf muscle.
The doom-mongers immediately speculated the injury could be serious, but speaking to radio station Sport 890, Coito remarked: “I took Torreira off as a precaution, he told me his calf was feeling tight.”
Saturday’s game in the States was Uruguay’s only fixture of the Interlull, so Torreira should be back at Arsenal already. We should get an update on Thursday as to whether he’s fit enough to make the trip to Newcastle.