Lucas Torreira insists he is ‘fine’ after being stretchered off during Arsenal’s FA Cup fifth round win at Portsmouth on Monday night.
The Gunners secured their progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory at Fratton Park, goals from Sokratis and Eddie Nketiah ensuring Mikel Arteta’s side’s place in the draw for the last eight.
The north London side’s night was marred by a nasty-looking injury to midfielder Torreira, the Uruguayan international substituted in the first half with an ankle problem following a challenge from Portsmouth’s James Bolton.
Torreira was pictured leaving the ground on crutches, and Arsenal boss Arteta admits the club are yet to learn the extent of the injury.
“He was in a lot of pain,” Arteta told the official Arsenal website.
“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.
Despite fears the 24-year-old could miss the rest of the season, however, Torreira has allayed those fears by insisting he has movement in the ankle and suggesting he could make a swift return to action.
“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 (via Sport Witness)