Egypt's Mohamed Salah out for four weeks

Egypt's Mohamed Salah out for four weeks
Mohamed Salah

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday May 30, 2018. 16:00

Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will be out of action for action for four weeks as they finalise their preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Salah faces a race against time to play for the Pharaohs in Russia after Liverpool's physio said he faced three to four weeks out with the shoulder injury he suffered in the UEFA Champions League final.


The Liverpool forward sprained his shoulder’s ligaments during Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid and is doubtful for the global showpiece.

Speaking after the game, coach Jurgen Klopp described it as a really serious injury, but the Egyptian Football Federation said it was optimistic that he will be ready for their World Cup opener against Uruguay on June 15.

"He is sad about what happened but is totally focused on recovery, seeing when he can be ready," physio Ruben Pons told Marca.

"In principle it will be between three and four weeks, but we will try to reduce those dates - that's the big goal."

Hector Cuper’s men face hosts Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25 in Group A, meaning that a four-week recovery would leave Salah ready for the group stage should Egypt get there.

According to the country’s football federation, the speedy winger has travelled to Spain to undergo treatment.

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