As per first reported by the Egyptian Football Association, national superstar and Liverpool FC frontman Mohamed Salah is apparently expected to be fit for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, later next month.
After sustaining a devastating shoulder injury in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-1 Champions League Final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev this past Saturday, Salah was seemingly unlikely to play any part in this year’s summer extravaganza, that is, the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Hani Abu Reda, the President of The EFA, along with Egypt national team coach Hector Cuper and doctor Mohamed Abou El-El also recently conducted a meeting with Salah on Wednesday in Valencia, where the Liverpool forward is currently undergoing treatment and rehabilitation. In addition, the federation’s Facebook page also posted the following message: (H/T: The Guardian)
“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.”
As noted, following Liverpool’s loss to Real Madrid on Saturday, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp feared that his talismanic forward Salah might not be able to make it to Russia for the FIFA World Cup, but it now looks like we definitely have a positive update on the LFC number 11 who now faces a tough fight to make it to Russia this Summer.
Egpyt’s opening match in this year’s FIFA World Cup will be against Uruguay and as of right now, Egyptian President Abo Rida believes that Salah is likely to miss out on Egypt’s first match. However, the Liverpool forward could potentially feature in Egypt’s second match against host Russia.
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