Egypt are optimistic that star player Mohamed Salah will be fit for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Liverpool forward was a serious doubt for the tournament after he was substituted in the 31st minute of the Reds’ UEFA Champions League (UCL) final clash with European champions Real Madrid.
Salah sustained a shoulder injury in the 26th minute as a result of an awkward fall off a tangle with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and tried to play on for some minutes before he broke down in tears and was then subbed off for Adam Lallana.
His team were in the ascendancy with Salah on the field of play but that soon evaporated as Liverpool went on to lose 3-1.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp while speaking after the game said the shoulder problem Salah suffered is serious only for the Egyptian FA to tweet that Salah had his X-ray which showed that he had a “sprain in the shoulder ligaments” and that it was “optimistic” he would be fit for the Russia 2018.
In his words, Klopp said: “It’s a really serious injury.”
“He is in the hospital for an X-ray. It’s either the collarbone or the shoulder itself. It doesn’t look good.”
The tournament starts on Thursday, June 14, 2018 and Egyptians home and abroad would be hoping for good news for their hero.
Salah scored 44 goals for the club this season in addition to finishing as the Premier League’s topscorer with 32 goals.