Egypt’s FA release update on Salah’s Uruguay opener chances
Egypt’s Football Association (EFA) head announced on Sunday they’ll be doing everything they can to get Mohamed Salah ready for the Pharaohs’ first game in the World Cup against Uruguay.
Salah suffered an injury in the 29th minute of the UEFA Champions League final after being taken down by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. In the replay, it had appeared that both players had locked arms during the takedown, a move some believe was intentional by Ramos to injure Salah and essentially eliminate Liverpool’s best player.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, there were several mixed reports on the extent of the injury including a dislocated shoulder and a clavicular fracture, with several reports claiming he’ll miss the World Cup. However, it was confirmed on Sunday that the 25-year-old suffered a strain in the shoulder ligaments and that he’ll be back on the field in three weeks.
EFA chairman Hany Abou-Rida urged the national team’s medical staff in an official statement on Sunday night to continue to cooperate with Liverpool’s medical staff to ensure the safety and full recovery of the prolific winger.
“[I urge you] to do everything in your power to have him ready for the first game of the World Cup,” the statement read in reference to Salah’s chances of representing Egypt in their first World Cup appearance in 28 years.
The Pharaohs are set to play Uruguay on June 15, followed by a game against hosts Russia on June 19, and concluding the group stage against Saudi Arabia on June 25.
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