Premier League giants Manchester United have been handed a major injury blow following the news that forward Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out for between six to eight weeks with the injury he sustained in the league win over Southampton at the weekend.
Alexis Sanchez was substituted in the 52nd minute of the Premier League home clash with the Saints after he suffered an injury via a tackle from Southampton defender Jan Bednarek.
The extent of the injury sustained by the 30-year-old was revealed by the Chilean national team doctor Pedro Onate.
According to Onate, Alexis Sanchez suffered distention of the medial ligament and he will be out of action for between six and eight weeks.
Pedro Onate told media outlet El Mercurio about the update on Alexis’ knee injury.
The injury news means that Alexis Sanchez will miss the return leg of the Red Devils’ last 16 tie with French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the Champions League.
Manchester United trail PSG 2-0 from the first leg at Old Trafford last month ahead of Wednesday’s second leg.
Apart from PSG, Alexis Sanchez will also miss the Premier League meeting with former club Arsenal on Sunday as well as the FA Cup quarterfinal clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.