Inter Milan confirms extent of Sanchez's injury

Inter Milan confirms extent of Sanchez's injury

Inter Milan have confirmed winger Alexis Sanchez has been diagnosed with a dislocated ankle and tendon damage. 

Sanchez, who is on loan at Inter Milan from Manchester United is still waiting to learn whether he requires surgery. The Chilean sustained the injury during Chile's 0-0 draw with Colombia on Saturday. 

"Alexis Sanchez underwent medical tests earlier [on Tuesday] morning at the Humanitas Institute in Rozzano," a statement from the club's official website read. 

"Results revealed a joint dislocation in his left ankle which has caused damage to the peroneus longus tendon.

"The player will meet for further consultations with Professor Ramon Cugat in Barcelona on Wednesday, where they will seek to reach a decision on whether surgical intervention is necessary."

Earlier reports after the injury suggested that the former Arsenal man could be on the sidelines for three months. 

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