Alexis Sanchez will not join the Chilean national team squad for the international squad, and will instead spend the next few weeks at Inter’s training centre undergoing a rehabilitation program.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Chilean plans to follow the course set by Inter team doctor Piero Volpi and the specialist he saw in Barcelona, Ramon Cougat, for the next 15-20 days as he looks to regain fitness.
Sanchez has been dealing with a persistent calf injury for much of the summer, having ruled him out of all but 45 minutes of the Copa America with his country.
The 32-year-old was also unable to play in the Nerazzurri’s Serie A season opener against Genoa and will miss the clash with Verona on Friday.
The future after this remains uncertain for the Chilean, although it now looks to be concerned that participation in the international break will not be on the cards, and that he will focus on his recovery.
The hope will be that the rehabilitation program he is following will allow him to make his return to the pitch for Inter sometime in September, though this cannot be guaranteed.