Having limped off the pitch towards the end of the 3-0 stuffing of Man United which made Michael Carrick disappointed, it seems that Alexis Sanchez may miss Chile’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil this week.
Normally we envisage Alexis playing whatever the problem, throwing his crutches aside to nutmeg David Luiz and score a winner, but it seems like he might actually be hurt.
Speaking to the press ahead of Thursday’s clash with Brazil, manager Jorge Sampaoli said, “Neither Vidal nor Alexis are confirmed for the Brazil game. Neither player has been in full training since travelling to join the Chile squad this week.”
This seems bad to us. Alexis not playing a game of football that he could play in? It simply doesn’t make any sense.
Of course it’s early, and he could still go out like that Monty Python sketch, his very groin shorn from his body.
“Just a flesh wound!”, he say.
We’re worried slightly.