Man Utd Star Set To Miss At Least 11 Games Following Injury Setback
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is set to miss at least another 11 games after suffering a setback in his recovery from a groin injury
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is set to miss at least another 11 games after suffering a setback in his recovery from a groin injury, according to the Metro.
Bailly hasn’t featured for United since suffering a groin injury while away with the Ivory Coast squad during the November international break last month.
The injury wasn’t thought to be serious and the centre-back was initially only expected to be out for a matter of weeks but the injury has proven difficult to overcome.
It looks like the defender is now set for an extended spell on the treatment table as the Metro claim Bailly has suffered a setback in his recovery and has been ruled out for another 8 weeks.
The news will come as a major blow to United as the setback couldn’t have come at a worse time as we head in to the busy Christmas and New Year period when the games come thick and fast.
An 8-week lay off will rule Bailly out until the start of February 2018 which will see the centre-back miss at least 11 matches – although that figure could rise depending on United’s progress in the cups.
The 23-year-old is now set to miss upcoming Premier League games with Bournemouth and West Brom before sitting out the EFL Cup clash at Bristol later this month.
Bailly will then miss league games with Leicester, Burnley, Southampton and Everton over the festive period before sitting out the FA Cup third round tie with Derby at the start of January.
He’ll miss further league games with Stoke, Burnley and Tottenham while the defender would also miss EFL Cup and FA Cup games during January if United progress in those competitions.
News of Bailly’s injury setback comes as a fresh blow to United after they fell 11 points adrift of Man City following defeat to their rivals at Old Trafford yesterday.
The good news is Jose Mourinho has plenty of options in the middle of defence as Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo have returned to fitness while Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof are also options for the United boss.