Injured Alexis Sanchez limps out of Chile training

The former Barcelona winger felt some discomfort in his calf during Tuesday’s training session and has been sent to tests over fears he has suffered a muscle tear

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Chile’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Colombia with a suspected calf injury.

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The former Barcelona man felt some discomfort towards the end of his country’s training session on Tuesday and will undergo tests as to the severity of the injury.

Reports in Chile suggest he may have suffered a muscle tear, though the country’s management remain hopeful he will be fit to take on Uruguay on Tuesday.

News of Alexis’s fitness problems will come as a blow to Arsenal, with the Gunners having relied heavily on the 27-year-old this term.

He has scored eight goals and assisted seven more in all competitions for Arsene Wenger’s side, who are unbeaten since defeat to Liverpool on the opening day of the season.

Injury to their star striker means he is likely to be a doubt for Arsene Wenger’s side’s upcoming trip to Manchester United in their next Premier League clash.

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