​Romelu Lukaku's head injury against ​Southampton has been deemed not as serious as first feared, with the striker suffering a concussion.


The Belgian clashed heads with Wesley Hoedt early on in the match, and there were real concerns as he left the pitch on a stretcher.

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Thankfully though, Lukaku is OK all things considered and may only miss a couple of matches, which is good news considering there were rumours of major cerebral trauma.


Even if he feels well enough in himself to play sooner, new ​Premier League rules prevent him from returning less than seven days after the occurrence of a head injury.


United manager Jose Mourinho said, as quoted by Belgian publication ​HLN: "I cannot give an update yet. But when it's bad news, it normally arrives immediately. And that is not the case. 

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"But if you look at the way he leaves the field, you do not have to think twice about cutting a knot. It will not only be a problem for today, but also for the next two matches. I can assure you."

Mourinho now has something to think about going into the next game, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic also out injured for around a month - Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are two other options up top for the Portuguese.