Chilean FA release statement on Alexis Sanchez injury

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Premier League fans just hate the international break.

They have to go two weeks without watching their favourite team and have to sit and hope that none of their star players get injured whilst travelling around the world.

This international break may only be a few days old but supporters of Arsenal are already cursing their luck.

With the Gunners already looking like real title challengers, they would have been hoping their players come through the next two weeks unscathed. They received a major boost when German boss Joachim Lowe decided to give Mesut Ozil a rest and not name him in his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

If only Chile manager Juan Pizzi had done the same with Alexis Sanchez.

That’s because the forward has already suffered an injury during training with his national side. Some reports suggested that Sanchez had torn his calf muscle - an injury which would mean a lengthy lay-off.

Chilean statement

However, the Chilean FA have attempted to clear up the extent of the injury by releasing a statement.

“The Medical Corps of the Chilean national team informs the player Alexis Sanchez has a low-grade muscle injury,” it reads.

“The athlete will stay in Santiago, under treatment and evaluation to the meeting of Chile to Uruguay.”

The phrase ‘low-grade’ certainly sounds positive for Arsenal fans but it’s still unsure exactly how long Sanchez is is likely to be sidelined for - if at all.

Arsenal fans react

But that hasn’t prevented Gooners from having a meltdown on Twitter. Just check out some of the responses after hearing Sanchez has picked up a potentially serious injury.

It’s safe to say they’re panicking.

To be fair, it’s easy to understand why Arsenal supporters would be so worried about the potential of Sanchez missing several matches.

The 27-year-old has already scored eight goals in all competitions this season as Arsenal sit just two points off Liverpool at the top of the league and have already qualified for the last-16 of the Champions League.

There will now be a nervy wait for Arsenal fans before they discover how long Sanchez will be out for.

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