Lucas Torreira has left Fratton Park sporting a leg brace and using crutches after a bruising tackle by Portsmouth’s James Bolton forced the midfielder off in the opening stages of the first half.
The incident in the 12th minute left the midfielder in considerable pain and clutching his ankle and he was initially taken to an ambulance to be assessed.
News later reached the BT Sport commentators that he wasn’t taken to hospital and reports by ESPN in Uruguay, who appear to have contacted the player’s father, suggest he’s done nothing more than twist the ankle.
Lucas Torreira leaving Fratton Park on crutches. pic.twitter.com/yoMvb0VMsQ
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After the game, Arteta told Sky Sports: “He was in a lot of pain, he’s in a brace, he’ll be assessed tomorrow and we’ll know more after that.”
Here’s hoping it’s nothing serious.