Ekramy out for 2-3 weeks following knee injury
Sherif Ekramy will be out of action for the next two to three weeks following a knee injury sustained in the second half of Al Ahly’s CAF Confederations Cup tie against Club African of Tunisia last night.
The Egyptian custodian received treatment at a local hospital in Tunisia last night following the match, which Al Ahly won 5-4 on penalties following the concession of a 90th minute goal to equalise the tie on aggregate for the Tunisian side.
Initial scans revealed some bruising in the keepers knee ligaments, an injury which Ekramy has had in the past on a bigger scale. Ekramy has been plagued with knee injuries over the past season or so, missing out on six weeks of action in late 2014 with similar issues. With the results of initial scans in mind, Ekramy will be undergoing further tests in the next few days to ensure the damage isn’t a ligament tear, something which could see the Al Ahly keeper out for months.
The initial prognosis isn’t too bad though, and with things as they stand at the moment, pending the results of the further scans, Ekramy is expected to sit out the next two to three weeks. The knee injury was one of three injuries suffered by Al Ahly players on the night, with Ramadan Sobhy withdrawing from the upcoming National team training camp due to a muscular injury obtained in the tie, with Emad Metab also suffering from a thigh muscle issue, playing only 30 minutes after being subbed on for Nigerian Peter Ebe in the 46th minute.
Al Ahly managed to pull off a dramatic victory, qualifying for the next round on penalties despite the injuries, as well as a red card for Metab’s replacement Mohamed Hany, who was on the pitch for a matter of minutes before receiving his marching orders after an awful studs-up challenge.
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