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Major blow for Sanchez's Reds career

4th March 2019, 14:43 by Simon Barlow

Alexis Sanchez looks set to be ruled out for between six to eight weeks with the knee ligament injury sustained on Saturday.

According to reports in Chile, the former Arsenal star will miss up to two months of action because of the injury he picked up against Southampton.

Sanchez limped off after a block tackle from Saints defender Jan Bednarek and the initial scans suggest he might not be involved much before May.

El Mercurio spoke to Chilean doctor Pedro Onate, who claimed that the star has suffered a medial ligament injury in his right knee but should be fit in time for Chile's attempt to win the Copa America in Brazil this summer.

The report said: "There's no problem for Alexis playing in the Copa America because he'll be out for between six and eight weeks."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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