Eric Bailly is out of hospital after being forced off during Man United’s FA Cup loss at Chelsea by a head collision with team-mate Harry Maguire.
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly was released from hospital after sustaining a head injury in the 3-1 FA Cup Sunday defeat to Chelsea during the semi-final game, Stats Perform News understands.
Bailly clashed heads with fellow center-back Harry Maguire early in the first half at Wembley, shortly after a confrontation with Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma.
Maguire was able to carry on with a bandaged head but Bailly was helped to the touchline after intensive treatment and carried into the tunnel on a stretcher.
Subsequently, United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the 26-year-old had gone to the hospital for “routine testing and procedures,” where no harmful results will now happen.
Guidance from the Football Association and Premier League states that players suspected of being exposed to a concussion should not return to active action for at least six days, meaning Bailly needs to be deemed a risk for the United finishing top-flight matches against West Ham and Leicester City this week (via Daily Star).
The 26-year-old Ivory Coast International moved from Villarreal to Old Trafford in 2016 and suffered two serious knee injuries and ankle surgery during his time with the Red Devils.