Lucas Torreira is back out running again, in a positive sign that he may return from injury before Premier League football does.

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal arrives at the Vitality Stadium on January 27, 2020. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Posting on Twitter earlier today, Lucas Torreira revealed he’s back out on the grass running again. He wrote that after “70 days”, there’s “less and less missing” fitness-wise.

On March 16th, Torreira said his injury would keep him out for 8-10 weeks. That was a return date of May 11th-25th. Right on cue, May 12th, he’s back out running again.

Obviously, there’s still quite a long way to go. He has to return to full individual fitness and then build his match sharpness in group training before he can think about playing again.

That’s not a problem in the current circumstances, though. At best, we’re looking at a June 12th return for the Premier League. So the midfielder still has a month to go from just running to being back at his best.

Before the pandemic shutdown, Torreira made more appearances than any other player this season. He was up to 33, marginally clear of five teammates below him on 32. Still, less than two-thirds of those appearances (21) were starts.

Despite the media regularly linking the young midfielder with a move away, the latest reports suggest he’d prefer to stay with Arsenal at this point in his career. So let’s get him fit and playing again.