Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez has posted new, and rather gruesome, photos of the ankle injury he suffered in Chile’s Copa America final triumph against Argentina. However, the Chilean forward is upbeat about his recovery, despite the pictures.
Sanchez picked up the injury after a heavy tackle in extra-time from Argentina’s Gabriel Mercado, which could well have broken his ankle. However, on Thursday, the 27-year-old posted grim photos of his leg, taken during a holiday in New York…
Cuarto día de mis vacaciones, encerrado en el hotel aburrido jajaja 😂… Pero ya estoy mucho mejor. 🏆✌🏆 pic.twitter.com/i0KN0JBsnE
— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) June 30, 2016
Despite the horrific images, Sanchez allayed fans’ fears over the injury, writing “Fourth day of my vacation, locked up in the hotel bored hahaha…. But I’m already much better.”
What a tough cookie he is! Arsenal fans will no doubt be keeping their fingers crossed that the Chilean superstar is ready for action come the start of the new season.