Arsenal’s Torreira ruled out for up to 10 weeks with ankle fracture

Lucas Torreira is unlikely to play again this season. (Facebook pic/Arsenal)

LONDON: Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira will be ruled out for up to 10 weeks after fracturing his right ankle in last week’s 2-0 victory at Portsmouth in the FA Cup, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Uruguayan Torreira was on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from Portsmouth defender James Bolton and was carried off the pitch on a stretcher.

Ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League match against second-placed Manchester City, Arsenal said in a statement that the 24-year-old was receiving “continual assessments” and his recovery was expected to take between eight to 10 weeks.

Arsenal, who beat West Ham United 1-0 on Saturday, are ninth in the table with 40 points from 28 games.