Alexis Sanchez ready to risk fitness, declares himself fit for Uruguay match

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Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, has revealed he is willing to risk further injury, by playing for Chile against Uruguay next week.

The 27-year-old left training early on Tuesday, to undergo medical tests for what was feared to be a torn calf muscle. But the medical team confirmed it was just a strain.

“The medical staff of Chile’s national team would like to inform that Alexis Sanchez has a low grade muscle injury. He will remain in Santiago, under treatment and his participation for Chile against Uruguay will be evaluated,” a statement read.

However, in an interview with Chilean newspaper, El Mercurio, Sanchez said: “It is hurting a bit but I’m fine.

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“I’ll be back for Tuesday.”

There had been fears that the former Barcelona man would miss up to four weeks after picking up the injury.

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