Inter chief medic Piero Volpi assures Alexis Sanchez “could even be back ahead of schedule” in January after dislocating his ankle.
The Manchester United-owned forward suffered the serious injury, with added tendon damage, during international duty with Chile last month.
He was initially given a prognosis of around three months to make a full recovery.
“We worked well with Alexis Sanchez and that particular injury requires some careful monitoring, but it has been going pretty favourably, all things considered,” Inter chief medic Professor Volpi told Chilean newspaper La Cuarta.
“The schedule for recovery we worked out at Inter has been fully respected. He is still expected to return in mid-January, but we’ll see. Alexis could even be back a little bit ahead of schedule, if all goes well.
“We will have a better idea of the situation after the Christmas break. He hasn’t yet started working with the ball at his feet, but hopefully we should have developments on that front over the next few days.”
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