Mikel Arteta says that Thomas Partey’s ankle injury doesn’t look good, and then revealed that the midfielder is set for a scan tomorrow.
It’s a concern for the Arsenal boss, who saw the Ghanaian go down under a challenge from Ruben Loftus-Cheek. After some initial treatment, he carried on but had to be taken off a few minutes later.
“I just had a talk with the doc,” said Arteta. He’ll have a scan tomorrow. At the moment it’s not looking good.”
Arteta on Partey.
“I just had a talk with the doc. He’ll have a scan tomorrow. At the moment it’s not looking good.”
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 1, 2021
The early prognosis was not great either:
Found the specific mechanism of injury for Partey (see picture).
This is typically indicative of a “high ankle sprain” aka syndesmotic tear. These typically come with a 4-6 week return timeline if a grade 1 injury. Recent example is Harry Maguire. pic.twitter.com/syae1CWCjk
— Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT (@3cbPerformance) August 1, 2021
Obviously, we’ll have to wait and see, having a scan is a worrying sign.
Partey had been particularly impressive during the first half too, a promising sign ahead of the new season, but it now looks as if he might be sidelined for the opening weeks.