Manchester United have confirmed Chris Smalling has fallen ill while on holiday in Bali after pictures emerged on Twitter of him receiving medical treatment. The 26-year-old defender was pictured with a bandage around his head and a neck brace as he signed a Manchester United jersey.
Currently on vacation in Bali following his time with England at Euro 2016, Chris Smalling has fallen ill in Indonesia before reporting back for pre-season training later this month. While extraneous reports on social media were claiming that Smalling injured himself in a learning session of surf (unconfirmed reports had even suggested he had been stung by a jellyfish), Man United decided to react about them player.
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A statement on the club's official website said: "Manchester United can clarify Chris Smalling has had food poisoning during his holiday which resulted in him fainting on Sunday.The 26-year-old defender was taken to the hospital and is now feeling fine. Chris would like to thank everyone for their well wishes."