Manchester United defender Phil Jones could possibly miss the World Cup after a shoulder collision in the match against Hull City, which resulted in him being taken to the hospital for an emergency check up, Mirror reports.

Scans show that there were no major bone fractures, but Jones did suffer damaged ligaments after clashing with Hull defender Maynor Figueroa.

The player is believed to have been picked for Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad, but news of this injury would see the defender out for another month, probably ending his World Cup hopes.

The England boss recently discussed his policy in regards to selecting injured players to go to Brazil, one which adds further dismay to the injured Red Devils star.

“The important thing is not to be taking players who are definitely unfit when we leave, and definitely cannot do anything until we are well into our training camp.

“It is a person-by-person judgement as well, so I am not prepared to have a 100 per cent rule that either you play in the last game of the season or you don’t go.

“It will be based on information I get from clubs’ managers and medical staff and I am rather hoping that we go there with everyone basically fit.”