Inter Milan striker Alexis Sanchez has undergone successful surgery after picking up an ankle injury on international duty with Chile the Italian club has confirmed.
The 30-year-old injured himself late on in the goalless draw with Colombia last Saturday October 12th. Medical tests with Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona confirmed what was suspected in Milan that the Chilean had damaged his tendon in his left ankle.
AFP reported that the Serie A club released a statement confirming that the player had undergone a successful surgery in Barcelona.
"The operation was performed in the afternoon on the peroneus longus tendon and it went exactly as planned."
Sanchez has joined Inter on loan from Manchester United this summer. He had been looking to rebuild his career after an injury hit year at Old Trafford. The Chilean scored his first goal for the club in the 3-1 victory over Sampdoria late last month.
Inter have had a brilliant start to the season winning six of their opening seven Serie A games. They are second in the table just a point behind defending champions Juventus
Sanchez has already seen his former Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku excel since joining Inter. He is expected to be out of action for three months and will be hoping to show his worth when he returns.