Mikel Arteta has given a worrying injury update on Leandro Trossard after the forward limped off during Brighton’s thrilling 3-2 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Seagulls had taken a two-goal lead through goals from Neal Maupay and Trossard, but the Cherries fought back to level the scores. However, it was Trossard who had the last laugh, scoring the winner in the dying minutes of the game.
However, the Belgian international was forced off shortly after his goal, and Arteta has now revealed that the injury is a cause for concern.
Speaking after the game, Arteta said: “Leandro has a problem with his hamstring. We don’t know how bad it is yet, but it’s a worry. We’ll have to wait and see how he is in the next few days.”
The injury could not have come at a worse time for Brighton, who are already without the services of key players such as Pascal Gross, Davy Propper and Jose Izquierdo.
Trossard has been in fine form this season, scoring five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances. He has been a key part of Brighton’s attack, and his absence could be a major blow to the Seagulls’ hopes of staying in the top flight.
Arteta will be hoping that the injury is not as serious as first feared, and that Trossard will be able to return to action soon.
The Seagulls have a crucial run of fixtures coming up, with games against Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham all on the horizon.
If Trossard is ruled out for any length of time, it could be a major blow to Brighton’s hopes of staying in the Premier League.