Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alexis Ruled out for Six to Eight Weeks with Injury

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alexis Ruled out for Six to Eight Weeks with Injury

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ALEXIS Sanchez has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with ligament damage in his knee, according to the Chile national team doctor.

Sanchez was forced off in the second half win against Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday adding to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's injury woes.

The Norwegian now has nine players sidelined through injuries and told reporters after the game he believed the Chilean has sustained ligament damage to his knee.

That news was confirmed by the Chile national team doctor Pedro Onate who told Chilean outlet elmercurio he had been in touch with the 30-year-old.

"Yes, we communicate with the player - they take the exams and that (ligament damage) is the injury," he said.

"No, there will be no problems for him to reach the Cup (Copa America), because he will be between six and eight weeks without playing. …

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