Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left) walks off the pitch after picking up an injury during the UEFA Champions League Final at the NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 26, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Champions League. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Sunday May 27, 2018. 10:30
The Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports has provided an update on Mohamed Salah’s injury and his status for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
The Liverpool FC winger sustained a shoulder injury during 2017/18 UEFA Champion’s League final against Spanish giants Real Madrid in Ukraine on Saturday.
Salah had to come off in the 30th minute and there are serious concerns about his availability for Egypt at the World Cup. English side Liverpool lost 3-1 to the defending champions Real.
The Minister of Yourh and Sports, Khaled Abd Elaziz has since revealed that the speedy attacker will only be out for two weeks.
“Egypt’s Minister of Youth & Sports has confirmed Salah will need 2 weeks to recover from injury.”
“The player will go back to England for treatment before linking up with the NT (National Team) in Italy later. He has also confirmed that Salah will be in the final squad announced on 4/6,” statement read.
The Pharoahs’ first game at the World Cup will be against Uruguay at the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg on the 15th of June 2018.
They will also face hosts Russia, and Saudi Arabia in Group A.