Baghdad Bounedjah of Algeria is challenged by Taha Khenissi of Tunisia during the Afcon Group B match between Algeria and Tunisia on the 19 January 2017 at Franceville Stadium, Gabon Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix
Monday Nov 27, 2017. 20:00
Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah has expressed his relief that the knee injury which forced from the field for Al Sadd this past weekend is not a serious one.
The 25-year-old Fennec Foxes attacker lasted just 42 minutes of his team’s 4-2 win over Al Duhail in a Qatar Stars League match on Friday evening, before being replaced by Salem Al Hajiri.
There were fears that the North African could have an extended spell on the sidelines, but fortunately he is set to miss no more than a couple of weeks.
"It was an injury contracted in the middle of a match, it's not as bad as it was anticipated. More fear than evil as they say, it just requires a little rest and all will be well, Inshallah,” he is quoted by Le Buteur.
A scan on Bounedjah’s knee on Sunday morning revealed that the damage sustained was relatively minor.
"I started the treatment yesterday, and I will continue for a few days, in less than two weeks I will be, Inshallah, operational.”