Report: Sanchez picks up ankle injury

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Alexis Sanchez is a major doubt for Chile’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Tuesday after picking up an injury in training.

El Mercurio claims the striker required an ice pack on his left ankle following yesterday’s session and could sit out the trip to La Paz.

It’s not the first time the Chilean press have panicked about their talismanic leader only for him to make a miraculous recovery. What’s probably more worrying for them is his state of mind.

The 28-year-old was out of sorts as La Roja lost 3-0 at home against Paraguay on Thursday just hours after his proposed move to Manchester City fell through. The result leaves Chile’s chances of making next summer’s World Cup in the balance.

Whether this problem could also rule Sanchez out of Saturday’s game against Bournemouth remains to be seen.

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