Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink is anxious to know the extent of Kurt Zouma’s knee even as he has already admitted that injury looks “bad.”
The Dutch tactician said he would not speculate on how long the France international might be out for until he had undergone scans.
In the heat of the moment, Zouma landed awkwardly after battling for an aerial ball in the second half of Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, jarring his knee and being stretchered off after 58 minutes.
Replays of the incident, which left Zouma yelling in pain, raised fears that his season could be over.
Hiddink told Sky Sports: “Tomorrow we’ll know more, but if you have this injury it’s bad.
“Let’s see — it’s a hyperextension and that’s always bad. I had this problem once and it hurts very much, but let’s hope and see tomorrow. I’m not a doctor, so let’s see what the MRIs will show.”
United were pretty close to handing Hiddink his first defeat since returning to Chelsea as interim manager when Jesse Lingard struck brilliantly on 61 minutes, but Diego Costa levelled in the first of six minutes of time added on.