Inter forward Alexis Sanchez will undergo surgery to his left ankle and will be out for the next three months, according to Sky in Italy.
The Inter forward, on loan from Manchester United, sustained an injury during Chile’s 0-0 draw with Colombia on Saturday, limping off the pitch in the 88th minute.
He underwent medical investigations on Tuesday morning in Barcelona, with tests revealing the dislocation of the long peroneal tendon of his left ankle.
Following a consultation with Dr Ramon Cugat, who operated Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, Inter and Sanchez decided on a surgical operation which will keep out the Chilean until after the Christmas break.
Inter forward Sebastiano Esposito will not be called up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup, starting on October 26th, and will stay at Inter to provide back-up in Sanchez’s absence.
30-year-old Sanchez has made four appearances and scored one goal since joining Inter on loan in August.