- Alexis Sanchez might be unavailable for Inter Milan in the next three months
- The 30-year-old suffered ankle injury in Chile's goalless draw against Colombia over the weekend
- Sanchez has been trying to revive his career with the Serie A side after scoring one goal and assisted another in four appearances so far
Chile manager Reinaldo Rueda has confirmed Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez will be out for close to three months.
The 30-year-old forward picked an ankle injury in his side's goalless draw against Colombia in one of the friendly games played over the weekend.
Sanchez, who is currently on loan at the Italian club from Manchester United saw 88 minutes of action for La Roja before being replaced with Felipe Mora two minutes to final whistle.
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Sky Sports report that the coach hinted the former Arsenal and Barcelona forward might end up undergoing surgery having suffered "dislocated tendons" in his left ankle.
"He could end up under the knife," Rueda told a news conference. "Inter, his club, will decide. We could lose him for two or three months.
"It's a shame because he had started playing again with Inter and scored two goals, while also playing in the Champions League.
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"He was happy and super motivated. Now we have to wait for these decisive hours."
Sanchez has a goal and an assist for Inter Milan in all competitions since he joined them from Red Devils this summer.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is gunning to sign another Manchester United star Nemanja Matic on a free transfer next summer.
The 31-year-old Serbian midfielder has a deal with the Red Devils until June 2020 - although with an option to extend his stay at old Trafford by one more year.
Matic joined United in July 2017 under former boss Jose Mourinho on a three year contract valued at about €45 million, but has failed to win silverware with the club.
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