According to Uruguayan journalist Rodrigo Romano, Lucas Torreira will not require surgery after sustaining a fractured ankle against Portsmouth on Monday night.
With injuries like this, ligament damage can complicate matters, but that is not the case which will mean a quicker recovery time.
Buenas noticias. Lucas Torreira no será operado. El ligamento no esta roto, el tobillo esta fisurado pero no precisa cirujía. La próxima semana tendrá un nuevo estudio. Fisioterapia y reposo. Imposible saber fecha de regreso. pic.twitter.com/bfJ76DVAOa
— Rodrigo Romano (@RodrigoRomano76) March 6, 2020
Torreira will have more tests next week after which we should have an approximate time for his return, but a clean break usually means 6-8 weeks.
That would still mean he’d miss the rest of this season, but he may be fit for Uruguay’s Copa America campaign during the summer. The tournament is being played in Colombia between June 12th and July 12th.
So while the injury itself is obviously bad news, the fact he can avoid surgery and all the related complications is a silver lining to the Torreira cloud.