Sanchez loaned to Inter

Alexis Sanchez had a fairly torrid time while honing his craft with Manchester United.

The former Barcelona star scored just five and assisted nine in 45 appearances for the Red Devils.

After a particularly disappointing 2018/19 in Manchester, in which Sanchez netted just one goal in 20 Premier League appearances, the forward was loaned to Serie A outfit Inter Milan during the summer transfer window.

Sanchez has since featured four times for Inter, scoring once.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United walks off after the Manchester United training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Manchester United v FC Barcelona at Aon Training Complex on April 09, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Sanchez update

Sanchez was then called up to Chile’s most recent squad during the international break.

However, during Chile’s 0-0 draw with Colombia, Sanchez picked up an injury.

Now, on October 16th, Inter Milan have provided an update on Sanchez.

The Serie A side confirmed that Sanchez was in Barcelona consulting with Dr Ramon Cugat before undergoing an operation:

Alexis Sanchez was in Barcelona this morning for consultation with Dr Ramon Cugat. The visit confirmed the diagnosis of the Inter medical staff and the decision was made to proceed with surgery on the left ankle. The operation was performed in the afternoon on the peroneus longus tendon and it went exactly as planned.

| UPDATE@Alexis_Sanchez underwent surgery on his left ankle earlier on today


— Inter (@Inter_en) October 16, 2019


While Inter did not specify how long Sanchez could be out for, Sky in Italy believe it will be three months.

This would be a huge blow for Sanchez who looked to be finally finding some form at Inter.

See also: Man United’s David de Gea is injured & when Sadio Mane and Liverpool’s Brazilians will return to Anfield

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