Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah could be fit to play some part in Egypt’s World Cup campaign, his country says.
The 25-year-old picked up an injury to his shoulder during the first half of Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Madrid on Saturday, tangling with Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos, before going down holding his arm.
After initial concerns that the forward may miss the tournament, Salah met with he EFA president, Hani Abu Reda, the national team coach Hector Cuper and doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela on Wednesday in Valencia.
After the meeting, the Egyptian Football Association announcing after that Salah’s shoulder injury should keep him out for a maximum of three weeks.
A post on the federation’s Facebook page read: “The delegation of the national team was briefed on the recovery programme for the player, who is walking well and aims to join the squad in the World Cup, as well as the determination of the great player to catch up with his team-mates. For his part, Mohamed Abou El-Ela said that the period of absence of Salah due to injury will not exceed three weeks.”
Meanwhile Abou-Rida told DRN radio station: “Mohamed Salah will be out for between two to three weeks because of his shoulder ligaments injury
“His participation against Uruguay is difficult, but we are trying to make him fit for the World Cup opener.
‘He will be out of training for a while to undergo a rehabilitation programme.”
Egypt are in Group A and open their tournament against Uruguay which Salah is expected to miss as it is just over two weeks away. However he should recover in time for Egypt’s second group game against Russia on June 19 and the following encounter with Saudi Arabia on 25th June.
It was Salah’s last minute winner in their play-off clash against Congo that helped his nation book the their place in a first World Cup tournament since 1990.
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