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Salah ‘confident’ he’ll recover in time for World Cup

Egypt international has assured fans on Sunday that he’ll be fit to represent Egypt in the in Russia.

Salah was forced off the field only 30 minutes into the UEFA Champions League final after a heavy challenge from Sergio Ramos. The 32-year-old defender hooked the Egypt international by the arm and the latter landed on his left shoulder before leaving the field in tears to be replaced by Adam Lallana.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, there were several mixed reports on the extent of the injury including a dislocated shoulder and a clavicle fracture, with several reports claiming he’ll miss the World Cup. However, it was confirmed on Sunday that he suffers a strain in the shoulder ligaments and that he’ll be back on the field in three weeks.

Read: Egyptian footballers send support to injured Mohamed Salah

After the confirmation, Salah, who guided the Pharaohs to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, took to Twitter to assure the fans that he’ll be fit for the showpiece event set to kick off in less than three weeks.

“It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter. Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud. Your love and support will give me the strength I need,” Salah tweeted.

Egypt will kick off their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 15 before playing against Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 19 and June 25.

Read: Egyptian fans hit out at Sergio Ramos following Salah injury

The Pharaohs will have to play friendlies without Salah against tournament heavyweights Belgium and Colombia on June 1 and June 6.

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