Manchester United defender Eric Bailly taken off after 2nd conflict of heads


London, July 19

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly was wheeled off on a stretcher and sporting an oxygen masks after a second conflict of heads throughout Sunday’s FA Cup semifinal towards Chelsea.

Bailly had returned to motion after an aerial collision with Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

But there was one other heavy blow to Bailly’s head when he rose with teammate Harry Maguire to problem Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud for the ball.

After concussion checks, Maguire was declared match to proceed with a bandage round his head.

But throughout a prolonged stoppage, Bailly staggered on the touchline earlier than being positioned on a stretcher and wheeled off the Wembley touchline on a stretcher by medical workers sporting protecting clothes as a part of coronavirus prevention measures.

There was applause from the few folks inside Wembley, the place followers are locked out as a result of pandemic.

During first-half stoppage time, Giroud gave Chelsea a 1-Zero lead. — AP



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