March 5, 2020 / 10:47 AM / a month ago

Arsenal's Torreira sidelined with fractured ankle - club

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Portsmouth v Arsenal - Fratton Park, Portsmouth, Britain - March 2, 2020 Arsenal's Lucas Torreira reacts after sustaining an injury REUTERS/David Klein/File Photo

(Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira fractured his ankle during Monday’s 2-0 win at Portsmouth in the fifth round of the FA Cup, the Premier League club confirmed on Thursday.

Torreira was on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from Portsmouth defender James Bolton early in the game and the Uruguayan midfielder was taken off on a stretcher after receiving treatment.

The 24-year-old was later seen leaving Fratton Park on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot.

No timeline was given for his return but the club said they were “awaiting further specialist reviews” before coming up with a recovery plan.

Arsenal, who play Sheffield United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup later this month, are at home to West Ham United in the league on Saturday.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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