Arsenal have rather casually revealed that Lucas Torreira has suffered a fractured ankle, after a heavy challenge from Portsmouth’s James Bolton on Monday night.
At the very bottom of their latest team news update, the snippet on the Uruguayan says:
Right ankle. Sustained fracture to right ankle during Portsmouth (a) on Monday. Awaiting further specialist reviews which will determine recovery plan.
It more than likely means his season is over now, and it’s a blow Mikel Arteta as he prepares for the final part of this campaign.
Even though the load has been lightened by the Europa League exit, there’s still the FA Cup to play for, and lots of points on offer in the Premier League as we look to finish as high as possible.
Let’s hope that the fracture isn’t a complicated one, as can often be the case as it damages ligaments too.
Mikel Arteta will meet the press later today, so we might get a bit more info on the injury, but all we can do is wish Torreira a speedy and successful recovery.