Eric Bailly suffered a meniscus injury to his left knee during Manchester United’s pre-season clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday, according to Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez.
It had been feared that Bailly had picked up a serious ligament injury when he limped off the field in the pre-season clash with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
However, according to Alvarez, scans showed that the Ivory Coast international had picked up a meniscus injury rather than a potentially long-term ligament issue.
ESPN FC have since claimed that the centre-back will miss the start of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, placing his absence at around six weeks.
It is certainly better news than initially feared, with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealing his concern after the clash with Tottenham.
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The English club’s fans have been on social media reacting to the latest developments surrounding the 25-year-old.
And a selection of the tweets can be viewed below:
Good defender if he stayed fit, just seems like he simply can’t
— Cian Maher (@CianMaher17) July 26, 2019
Lucky, give it a few weeks tho. He’ll probably do a ligament then
— David Devlin (@DDev87) July 26, 2019
Get well soon bailly
— adewale adekemi (@adewalekemi65) July 26, 2019
Made of glass
— Sam marcel ??? (@Iamsammychubby) July 26, 2019
Got to question who was in charge of his rehab from his last injury, for his knee to go like that suggests his gym work isn’t very effective
— Andyutd08 (@andyutd08) July 26, 2019
Finally some good news
— hoeloye opes (@Sirajegol) July 26, 2019
Thank god ????????
— fazil #mufc (@fazilhot) July 26, 2019
Could’ve been worse init
— Prasanna (@prasanna1209) July 26, 2019