Distressing the Manchester United supporters, Jose Mourinho has affirmed that defender Eric Bailly has fallen victim to a severe injury.
The latest update from the club divulges that the ankle dilemma picked up by the Ivory Coast international whilst on international duty could require surgery.
The talented player has been withheld from operating on the field since the Red Devils’ 1-0 loss to Chelsea during the primitive dates of November. A judgment will be taken over whether an operation would be essential in the next few days.
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Following the Old Trafford outfit’s 1-0 triumph over Bournemouth, that saw Bailly miss out yet again, Mourinho gave a concrete update on the centre-back’s issues.
“I think his injury is serious. I don’t know [how long he will be out] but his’ is an injury that comes from the last time he went with the international team and then we are trying a conservative treatment,” Jose stated.
“But, if the conservative treatment is not resulting, probably he will have a surgery procedure but let’s wait a little bit more.”
When inquired about the precise aspects of the injury, the instrumental gaffer replied: “I’m not a doctor, I think the doctor can inform [you]. There’s nothing to hide, but I don’t want to be speaking about it.”
The ex-Chelsea coach favoured converging on his other prospects for the defence line when asked whether the Ivorian centre-back would be out so long as to miss the whole season.
“I don’t want to be so pessimistic. I want to leave it with a doctor. Today, I played [Chris] Smalling and [Phil] Jones and we had [Victor] Lindelof and [Daley] Blind on the bench. Marcos Rojo was injured [against Manchester City] but nothing really big,” Jose added.
“During the whole season, we’ve had problems with central defenders but because the number is four or five, we manage always to have [players available] and Chris Smalling is playing amazingly well for seven or eight matches in a row maybe, so we are fine.”
Written by Hritwik NE
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