Lucas Torreira's mother, 53, 'passes away after battle with Covid'
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira’s mother ‘passes away aged 53 following battle with Covid after she was admitted to intensive care after contracting virus in Uruguay’
- Lucas Torreira was permitted to fly home after learning of his mother’s illness
- But her situation deteriorated and it was reported on Tuesday she passed away
- Torreira is currently playing his football on loan at Atletico Madrid from Arsenal
Lucas Torreira’s mother, Viviana Di Pascua, has died following a battle with Covid, according to reports from Uruguay.
Torreira’s 53-year-old mother was recently admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in Uruguay – according to Ovacion.
The Arsenal midfielder was granted special permission by Atletico Madrid, where he is currently on loan, to fly home to Frey Bentos to see his mother after learning she had tested positive.
Lucas Torreira’s mother, Viviana Di Pascua, has passed away after a battle with Covid
Torreira’s 53-year-old mother was admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus
Viviana spent several days in intensive care in the city of Salto but her situation deteriorated and her tragic death was confirmed on Tuesday.
It had been reported by local media in Uruguay that Torreira and his family had been staying in a hotel in Salto to be close to Viviana.
Torreira himself tested positive for Covid in November 2020 after international duty with Uruguay.
There was an outbreak of the virus within the Uruguay camp at the time, with the 25-year-old midfielder the 12th individual from both players and staff to contract Covid.
The Uruguayan star is currently playing his football on loan at Atletico Madrid from Arsenal
Torreira was forced to miss three games for Atletico Madrid, including a crunch clash against Barcelona, upon his return from international duty.
Torreira joined Atletico on loan from Arsenal last summer in search of regular game time after struggling for minutes under Mikel Arteta.
The midfielder, who became a fan favourite for his brilliant performances early on at Arsenal under Unai Emery before falling down the pecking order, has played 22 times in all competitions this season for Atletico.
Torreira moved to the Spanish capital after struggling for minutes under Mikel Arteta
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