Sanchez Could Miss Six Weeks After Picking Up Injury During Training
Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez is doubtful for Saturday’s Premier League visit to Southampton after suffering a hamstring problem in training on Thursday.
The injury to the Chile forward, who was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Young Boys, “will require further investigation to confirm its severity”, the club said on their website.
Sanchez is yet to have a scan to determine the extent of the damage but manager Jose Mourinho said he was “screaming” in pain and would miss up to six weeks.
“It is not a little muscular injury from which he will be ready in a week or 10 days,” he added.
Mourinho says it is more severe than the hamstring injury defender Victor Lindelof has suffered.
Sanchez came off the bench in this month’s league games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace but last started in the victory at Juventus in the Champions League on Nov. 7.