Lucas Torreira picked up an ankle injury in Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Portsmouth on Monday.
The midfielder was on the receiving end of a challenge from Portsmouth fullback James Bolton early in the game. The Uruguay international went down holding his ankle and was stretched off the pitch. Dani Ceballos replaced him in the 16th minute.
Mikel Arteta provided an update on the 24-year-old’s injury after the FA Cup fixture.
“He was in a lot of pain. He is in a brace at the moment, he will be assessed in the next few days and we will know more then. I don’t know if it’s the bone or ligaments, we don’t know yet,” Arteta was quoted as saying by Arsenal’s official website.
ESPN in Uruguay have also gathered information on the Arsenal man’s injury and their report’s headline reads ‘Torreira provided peace of mind after going on a stretcher’.
Despite the early concerns, the South American has brushed off any worries over a serious setback.
“I wanted to tap it and he grabbed my ankle on the outside. It twisted me, but I can move it. I’m fine,” Torreira told ESPN.com.uy.
Arsenal have three more fixtures before the first international break of this calendar year in March. ESPN doesn’t mention many matches Torreira could miss before returning to action.