Jose Mourinho has hinted Alexis Sanchez set to be sidelined for a lengthy spell and could miss the rest of the year.
The Chilean international has been trying to settle himself since his free transfer from Arsenal last season. The 29 year old has endured a frustrating season so far and it seems he is likely to miss a large portion of this season.
Sanchez injured his hamstring in the practice and will undergo further checkups to measure the severity of his injury. Mourinho would have been expecting him to play a big part in the congested December period but given the current situation, the former Barcelona forward is likely to miss a number of key fixtures.
Mourinho said, “No scans yet but the player is experienced, the player knows what the injury is.
“And also, from the top of my experience, the painful scream, and the way the injury happened, I know that it is going to be for a long time.
“It is not a little muscular injury that, in one week or 10 days, the player is ready
“For me and also Alexis, the feeling before the scans is that the grade is different than the (Victor) Lindelof one, and the Lindelof one was not an easy one.
“So, I think Alexis has what I used to call an aggressive muscular injury.”