Alexis Sanchez undergoes successful ankle surgery

Alexis Sanchez undergoes successful ankle surgery

Alexis Sanchez has undergone successful surgery on his ankle in Barcelona, Inter Milan have confirmed. 

Sanchez, who is on loan at Inter Milan from Manchester United picked up the ankle injury while on international duty with Chile. He was forced off in the 88th minute as his side settled for a goalless draw in a friendly match against Colombia on Saturday. The club revealed that the Chilean underwent a consultation with Dr. Ramon Cugat in Barcelona on Wednesday morning.

"The visit confirmed the diagnosis of the Inter medical staff and the decision was made to proceed with surgery on the left ankle," a statement from the club read. 

"The operation was performed in the afternoon on the peroneus longus tendon and it went exactly as planned." 

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