Egyptian star sidelined for ‘months’

Egyptian star sidelined for ‘months’
Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny

by Staff Reporter

Friday Sep 09, 2022. 14:44

According to a report, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny could be sidelined ‘for a long time’ after sustaining a serious hamstring injury.

The Egyptian star became the latest Arsenal star to enter the medical room, with it said that the midfielder picked up the injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League last month.

It’s been reported that Elneny’s injury could see him out of action until after the mid-season break for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. According to medical expert Ben Dinnery, the 30-year-old suffered a ‘high-grade’ hamstring injury.

Last week, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta explained that Elneny could be out for ‘months’, which is in alignment with Dinnery’s assessment of the African star’s current condition.

“I will be very, very surprised if we see Elneny before that winter break,” Dinnery said as per Football Insider.

Typically, with a high-end hamstring injury, it’s at least two months, probably closer to three, and you can’t rule out it extending beyond that.

“We have had instances where that has happened.

“The winter break comes around November, so it makes sense to hold him back until those December fixtures just to him the best chance.

“You have to be careful given the really high recurrence rates with this type of injury.”

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