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Inter Sweating Over Sanchez After International Injury

Inter Sweating Over Sanchez After International Injury

Inter Milan are facing an anxious wait over the fitness of Alexis Sanchez after he picked up an injury while playing for Chile during the international break.

Sanchez, who joined Inter on a season-long loan from 20-time English champions Manchester United this summer, was forced off in Chile’s 0-0 friendly draw with Colombia on Saturday.

The Chilean Federation has since confirmed the forward has suffered a “dislocation of the tendons” in his left ankle and more tests are required to determine the extent of the injury.

At first glance, it is claimed the 30-year-old, who has scored one goal from three Serie A appearances this season, will need surgery to resolve the issue although this is yet to be confirmed.

Sanchez is almost guaranteed to miss Tuesday’s friendly against Guinea as Chile look to end a five-game winless run, having last tasted success in June 2019 when they beat Colombia on penalties in the Copa America.

Inter boss Antonio Conte will be eager to find out the full extent of the forward’s issue as the former Chelsea boss looks to continue the Nerazzurri’s impressive start to the season, which sees them sitting second in Italy’s top flight.

The 18-time Serie A champions suffered their first defeat of the domestic campaign prior to the international break, losing 2-1 to defending champions Juventus, who moved top of the standings as a result of that victory at the San Siro.

Inter return to action on October 20 when they make the trip to Mapei Stadium-Citta del Tricolore to take on Sassuolo, who have suffered back-to-back league defeats and are sitting 15th in the table, only above the relegation zone by goal difference.

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