Arsenal confirm fractured ankle for Torreira as Tierney returns to full training

Arsenal has confirmed that midfielder Lucas Torreira has suffered a broken ankle.

The Uruguayan midfielder was taken off on a stretcher during Monday’s FA Cup win over Portsmouth.

Torreira was caught in a heavy challenge after just 12 minutes of the 2-0 success, and played no further part in proceedings. A group of home fans could be heard chanting: “You’re going home in an ambulance” as he received treatment.

He underwent further tests at Fratton Park, before leaving post-game on crutches, wearing a protective boot.

Arsenal faced an anxious waiting before discovering the full severity of his injury and it has now been revealed that the combative 24-year-old suffered a broken bone.

A club statement declared that they are “awaiting further specialist reviews which will determine a recovery plan.”

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