Eric Bailly Hoping To Be Back In Two Months
Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly has said that he hopes to return from injury in two months.
The Elephant centre-back suffered a knee injury in the first half of United’s 4-0 whipping at the hands of Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
Manager Jose Mourinho said after the match that he feared Bailly had suffered a “really bad” knee ligament injury.
The player has since taken to social media to thank fans for their support and set a two-month time frame for his return to first team action.
"I wanted to thank you for all the messages of support that I received since the injury!" Bailly wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.
"I hope to be able to play again for United and The Elephants before 2 months, God willing. Thanks for always being there!”
Bailly will miss tonight’s League Cup match against Manchester City, as well as key Premier League clashes with Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham – amongst other matches – in his spell on the sidelines, but he is still expected to be included in Ivory Coast’s squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.