Eric Bailly has taken to social media to offer us all an injury update.
If you watched the game yesterday, you’ll know that Eric Bailly was on the wrong end of an unfortunate collision with his goalkeeper, Dean Henderson.
The Ivorian would take a knee straight to the head, with Bailly instantly being substituted off the field with what looked like a concussion. The good news? Bailly wasn’t concussed. The bad news? He has a neck injury, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told us.
It’s a massive shame because Bailly was just starting to look like his old self again. Sure, Bailly has developed this deserved injury-prone tag but this one couldn’t be further from his fault. Sometimes, you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Anyway, Bailly has since taken to social media to send a message to the fans, including some words on how he’s getting on. Thankfully, this seems pretty positive.
Check out the tweet from Eric Bailly here, during which he gives us an injury update:
Now Solskjaer has a decision to make. With United playing another massive league game against Burnley this Tuesday, does he risk Bailly?
Personally, I wouldn’t. I’d be wrapping up the former Villareal in cotton wool until our game against Liverpool next weekend – and playing Victor Lindelof alongside Harry Maguire in this one. That’s assuming Bailly is indeed fit to play, of course.
He’s a tough lad, though so I have every faith he’ll be ready to go against our Merseyside rivals in six days time.
Before then, it’s about resting up, keeping mentally and physically fit before leaving it all out on the field in what could be the key game in our season.
Get well soon, Eric!