Sanchez injured during International duty, returned to Milan for medicals

Sanchez celebrating an Inter goal
Sanchez celebrating an Inter goal

Alexis Sanchez will leave the international duty to have an assessment on a potentially serious ankle injury, the Football Federation of Chile (ANFP) has confirmed. If the damage is severe, Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez could face a spell out.

Alexis Sanchez is currently on loan at the Italian club from Manchester United. He was hurt in the second half of Chile’s 0-0 friendly draw with Colombia in Alicante and replaced in the 87th minute.

Sanchez was suspected of suffering from a “dislocation of left ankle peroneal tendons,” according to the ANFP, and will miss Tuesday’s game against Guinea. “Tests with magnetic resonance imaging and dynamic echotomography will be carried out to make the best therapeutic decision,” said an ANFP statement. Sanchez has returned to Milan for further assessment.

Sanchez, who joined Antonio Conte’s Inter on a season-long loan deal in August, scored on his first start for the Serie A title hopefuls against Sampdoria on September 28. He scored a goal before being sent off by the referee. He also impressed in their Champions League defeat at his former club Barcelona.

The 30-year-old may be a doubt for an upcoming Champions League double-header against Borussia Dortmund. Inter host the Bundesliga side on October 23 then travels to Dortmund for the reverse fixture in Group F two weeks later.