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Egypt’s FA reveal update on Mohamed Salah’s injury

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Egypt’s national team doctor is optimistic about ’s chances of joining the Pharaohs’ in the 2018 World Cup.

Salah was forced off the field on the half-hour mark of the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid after a heavy challenge by Sergio Ramos. The Egypt international left the field in tears after sustaining a shoulder injury and was replaced by Adam Lallana.

boss Jurgen Klopp said in a post-match press conference that Salah’s injury looks serious. However, the Pharaohs’ national team doctor revealed that the Egypt international will be able to make it to the World Cup, set to kick off on June 14.

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The Egyptian Football Association announced in a statement on their official Facebook page that national team doctor Mohamed Aboul-Ela phoned Liverpool’s medical staff who confirmed that scans revealed that Salah has a sprain in the shoulder ligaments. Aboul-Ela added that he’s optimistic about Salah’s chances of making it to the World Cup.

The Pharaohs, who reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, were drawn in Group A alongside hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. They will kick off their group stage games on June 15, before facing Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 19 and June 25.

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