Lucas Torreira doesn’t need surgery to fix his ankle fracture, nor is there any significant ligament damage, but he’ll still need physiotherapy and rest, according to reports.

Lucas Torreira of Arsenal is tackled by James Bolton of Portsmouth FC which leads to Lucas Torreira being stretchered off due to injury during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth FC and Arsenal FC at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020 in Portsmouth, England.
PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal is tackled by James Bolton of Portsmouth FC which leads to Lucas Torreira being stretchered off due to injury during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth FC and Arsenal FC at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020, in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Rodrigo Romano of DirecTV in Uruguay claims Torreira doesn’t need surgery. He has an ankle fracture, but no ligament tear. He’ll have further tests next week to reconfirm the initial assessment. Unfortunately, this still doesn’t give us a return date.

The AFC Bell report the same thing, as did Ricardo Torreira (Lucas’ father) speaking to ESPN. All three add that the best course of action is just rest and physiotherapy now.

This all sounds like good news, after the worrying initial update about the fracture. Don’t expect Torreira back in the next few weeks, but it’s not impossible he returns before the end of the season now.

For the player on an individual level, this is particularly encouraging news. Uruguay play in the Copa America this summer (as they seem to do every summer). The sooner Torreira returns, the better his chances of featuring in the competition.

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