Good for Arsenal & Man City: Alexis Sanchez’s bad injury news

Bad news for Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United’s injury problems have got worse.

Alexis Sanchez was subbed out of Saturday’s 3-2 win over Southampton.

The 30-year-old Chilean was replaced by Diogo Dalot early in the second half after a collision with Jan Bednarek.

Sanchez suffered a knee injury, and now his injury timetable has come out.

According to reports from Chile’s El Mercurio, Alexis Sanchez is out for between six to eight weeks.

Details of Alexis Sanchez’s injury

El Mercurio spoke to Chilean doctor Pedro Oñate, who confirmed Sanchez suffered a medial ligament injury in his right knee against Southampton:

There’s no problem for Alexis playing in the Copa America because he’ll be out for between six and eight weeks.

A medial ligament injury injury is annoying but not as complex.

Alexis Sanchez injury update

Good for Arsenal & Man City

Manchester United are trying to finish the season in the Premier League top four.

However the Red Devils are in a battle for two spots against Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Man United are in fourth with 58 points, while Arsenal are fifth on 57 points.

United take on Arsenal next weekend in the Premier League.

It’s now certain that Alexis Sanchez will not feature against his former employers.

Looking at Man United’s wider run-in until the end of the season, the derby against Man City stands out.

United take on City at Old Trafford on April 24.

If Sanchez is indeed out for two months, he’ll also miss the City game.

Is Alexis Sanchez’s season over?

Working on the basis that Alexis Sanchez is out for a full two months, the South American could be out for the rest of the season.

Man United close out their campaign with matches against Chelsea (April 28), Huddersfield (May 4) and Cardiff City (May 12).

Also see: Bad news for Juan Mata: Injury update before PSG & Arsenal.

Man United missing up to 10 players vs PSG.

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