Manchester – Draw against Chelsea left bad news for Manchester United. Eric Bailly suffered a knee injury that forced him to end the season soon.
Bailly played as an appetizer when MU on Sunday (April 28, 2019) hosted Chelsea at Old Trafford in the English Premier League. However, the Côte d'Ivoire international defender was unable to finish the match after the match with Mate Kovacic in the 68th minute.
Bailly then looked at his knees and had medical treatment in the field. Then in the 71st minute he pulled out and went straight to the dressing room.
After an inspection on Monday (April 29, 2019), MU officially confirmed through his official website that Bailly had a ligament injury in his right knee.
"We can confirm that Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has suffered a middle ligament injury in his right knee in the Sunday Premier League match against Chelsea at Old Trafford," the official website said.
The 25-year-old defender will certainly not play in the remaining two games of the season against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City. Bailly will also miss the Ivory Coast in the African Nations Cup, which will be held on 21 June – 19 July.
Bailly's injury by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no choice in the left row. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling missed a fight against Chelsea due to fitness issues. With the absence of Bailly, the central defender of MU left only Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo.
(nds / nds)