Alexis Sanchez had to leave the Copa America final before the penalty shootout on account of Gabriel Mercado caught him with a nasty tackle that left him unable to play past the 104th minute. Chile won anyway, thanks to Messi’s chokejob, but Alexis’ ankle has ballooned up and it looks like the podiatric equivalent of when your cheeks puff up after you get your wisdom teeth removed.
Here’s how swollen it was on Monday:
Alexis is apparently laid up in his hotel, watching his ankle liquify from within.
Arsenal start the Premier League season on August 13, which feels way too soon. Soccer really doesn’t have much of an offseason, but it appears he has some good buddies who can help him recover.