Egyptian FA Announce Salah Will Be Fit for World Cup
Mohamed Salah will be fit to take part in Egypt’s World Cup campaign this summer, the Egyptian Football Federation have announced.
The Liverpool talisman hurt his shoulder playing against Real Madrid in the Champions League final and left the pitch in tears.
Salah feared the worst, but after several tests it has been confirmed the forward will miss three weeks to injury and will return in time for Egypt’s second group game.
Egypt open their tournament against Uruguay and Salah seems set to miss that encounter as it is just over two weeks away.
Salah should recover in time for Egypt’s second group game against Russia on June 19.
A statement read: ‘Egyptian Football Federation (HFA) president Hani Abu Reda met with the national team coach, accompanied by Dr. Mohamed Abul-Ela, today with the national team and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the Spanish city of Valencia on the sidelines of Salah’s treatment and rehabilitation there, according to his medical team.
‘The delegation of the national team briefed on the therapeutic programme for the player who is walking well and aims to join them in the World Cup, as well as the determination of the great player to catch up with his team-mates. ‘For his part, Mohamed Abu El-Ela said the period of absence of Salah due to injury will not exceed three weeks.’
Egypt fans will now be breathing a sigh of relief as Salah was their stand-out player during the qualification stages, and enjoyed a record-breaking debut season with Liverpool.