Cape Town - Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda has revealed that Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez, currently on loan at Inter Milan, could be out for two or three months if he undergoes ankle surgery.
Sanchez was one of the most expensive transfer mistakes in history when he joined Manchester United from Arsenal in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January 2018.
The Chilean was given the biggest wage in Premier League history for little return and joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan in the summer.
He has produced a goal and an assist in his first four appearances for Inter, only two of which were starts, with Sanchez claiming he has "fallen in love with football again."
However, Sanchez could now be missing for Inter and Chile for a while after injuring the tendons in his left ankle on international duty.
Giving an update ahead of Chile's match against Guinea, Rueda said: "We won't have Sanchez for this game and, should he undergo surgery with Inter, for two or three more months.
"It's a shame, he was starting to play with his club, he scored two goals and played in the Champions League. We have to wait, the next few hours will be crucial as we will know what decision Inter will make.
"For us, he is Alexis Sanchez, for Inter he is one of their players."
- TeamTalk Media