Russia coach: We hope Salah’s injury is not serious
Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov said that he was worried about Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah as he watched the player leave the field after sustaining an injury during the UEFA Champions League final.
Russia are the hosts of the upcoming 2018 World Cup and were drawn with Egypt, Uruguay and Egypt in Group A. They will commence the tournament by facing Saudi Arabia in the opening game, before meeting up with Egypt and finally concluding their group games against Uruguay.
“The game between Russia and Egypt will take place on June 19, there is still a lot of time ahead,” Cherchesov said about their second group game against the Pharaohs.
Salah had sustained an unfortunate tough shoulder injury during a duel between him and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final between Liverpool and Los Merengues, the game which saw Real Madrid lift their 13th major European silverware after a 3-1 victory.
“I was worried for Salah during the game because I was rooting for Liverpool. We hope the injury is not serious indeed,” he said to reporters.
Fears that Salah’s injury might be severe that it costs him the opportunity to represent Egypt in the World Cup float on the surface, but medical tests proved that the Premier League Player of the Year will need three weeks to recover which allows him to catch the showpiece event, with Salah set for rehabilitation process in Spain.
Alan Dzagoez, Russia’s midfielder, also said that he is worried about Salah not making it to the World Cup describing his absence as “a loss” for the tournament.
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