Alexis Sanchez to miss Copa America group stage due to a muscle injury

Sun 13 June 2021 | 9:05

Inter forward is set to miss Copa America’s first round after an injury blow in Chile’s training session.

Alexis Sanchez

was called up to Chile national team for the upcoming Copa America tournament in Brazil, after the 32-year-old experienced an exciting Serie A season with


, helping the Nerazzurri to win the Scudetto for the first time since 2010.

Sanchez, however, has not been so lucky in the international level, as Chile’s talisman suffered a muscle injury in yesterday’s training session, which will force him to sit out of the pitch ‘beyond the group stage’ of the summer tournament.

An official statement from Chile reads:

"The Medical Corps of the Chilean National Team reports that the player Alexis Sanchez, after training yesterday, presented a plantar-thin muscle injury.

"The estimated recovery time goes beyond the group stage of the Copa América 2021, for which the athlete will remain in his recovery process in Chile, with the medical team of the national team."

source: SportMob