Sanchez out for three months

first_imgRelatedPosts I wanted Manchester United exit after one training session — Sanchez Sanchez completes permanent move to Inter Milan Smalling, Sanchez extend loan deals Alexis Sanchez could be out for three months if he has surgery on his ankle injury, according to Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda.Manchester United’s on-loan forward was forced off in Chile’s goalless draw against Colombia on Saturday.Sanchez was initially diagnosed with “dislocated ankle tendons”, with Chile confirming that the 30-year-old has been sent back to Inter for an MRI scan.And Rueda admits Sanchez could miss the rest of 2019 if the Serie A club decide that surgery is the best treatment.“You have to see if the club [Inter] will operate on Alexis or not,” Rueda said on Monday.“You have to see what diagnosis the club will make because he is decisive for us.“If he has surgery you will lose him for two to three months, if not, it can be weeks, that depends on the club.“You always want to have them all here and losing Alexis is a shame, he was cheerful and super motivated.” Tags: Alexis SanchezChilelast_img read more

Preseason no trouble for Badgers

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoDespite ending its exhibition season averaging 97 points per game, head coach Lisa Stone would like to see more than just points during the regular season.With impressive performances from the team’s freshmen and bench, as well as the continued success of preseason Big Ten Player of the Year Jolene Anderson, Wisconsin was able to enjoy success in the preseason.Using the exhibition games as a learning tool, Stone wants her team to learn from the experience, regardless of its opponent’s skill level.“It’s less about the score and more about playing somebody different,” Stone said in her Monday press conference. “[UW-Stout] posed a fast-breaking offense, so now we can talk about press offense and defensive transition.”For some, this first chance to play a game in front of the Kohl Center crowd was a test of their composure and ability to perform under pressure.“The lights went on, and they performed,” Stone said of Wisconsin’s newcomers. “I’m proud of them for that. We treated these exhibition games like it was the biggest game of the year, and that’s what we have to stay focused on.”Plenty of depth this seasonWith a strong supporting cast, this year’s squad doesn’t have to rely as much on the starter’s output as previous ones. The play on the court during the preseason offered proof to that effect, as the first five Wisconsin points against Stout were scored by freshman reserve Lin Zastrow. The depth of the team allows for different combinations and rotations, an option that Stone feels will prove invaluable.“Our kids are excited. A lot of them want to play. “last_img read more

McGUINNESS TELLS BBC: ‘I HAVEN’T MADE MY MIND UP YET’

first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness says he hasn’t made his mind up yet about staying on in the position – insisting his side were hampered in its preparations for this year’s title defence.Speaking on the BBC today where he was part of the panel for the Tyrone v Mayo All-Ireland SFC semi-final clash, the Glenties man confirmed he met with his players in Letterkenny on Saturday but that no decisions had been taken.The players gave him their full backing at that meeting. “I haven’t decided yet to be honest,” he said when asked if he was staying on.“I suppose at the end of every year, we do an analysis of everything – players, medical, staff and so forth. That hasn’t been finalised yet.“I don’t want to be Donegal manager for the sake of being Donegal manager. I want to be there for the right reasons and also for every system to be in place to be successful.”He went on: “I’m still thinking things through. I think it’s very important to do that. “As I said earlier, all the systems have to be in place. The biggest thing for me is to be able to prepare the team properly and I don’t think we got that opportunity this year in some levels. So that’s one of the issues we’ll be looking at and there’s also a few other things as well.”McGuinness refused to be drawn on some newspaper reports that he was in conflict with the county board over championship fixtures and injuries caused to key players in the run-up to key games.“Regarding the issues over team preparation, it’s something which I raised with the County Board yesterday and spoke about with the players. We’ll see what happens,” said Jim.“If the conditions are correct then you feel you can do your job…but I don’t want to be there for the sake of being there,” he added.Fellow pundit Martin McHugh, on the same BBC show, urged McGuinness to stay on Son Mark told NewsTalk Radio: “We never questioned the relationship between ourselves and Jim. We’re fully behind him and we’re hoping that he will commit for another year. It is tough for him going over and back with Celtic but I’m sure he’ll be thinking about it over the coming days and weeks.”McGUINNESS TELLS BBC: ‘I HAVEN’T MADE MY MIND UP YET’ was last modified: August 25th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalJim McGuinnesslast_img read more