Mohamed Salah could be out for ‘three to four weeks’, says Liverpool FC physio | football | Hindustan Times
  • Sunday, Jul 22, 2018
  •   °C  
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 22, 2018-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Mohamed Salah could be out for ‘three to four weeks’, says Liverpool FC physio

Mohamed Salah will travel to Spain on Tuesday for treatment on the injured shoulder that wrecked his Champions League final bid and threatens his 2018 FIFA World Cup participation.

football Updated: May 29, 2018 22:28 IST
AFP
AFP
AFP, Cairo
Mohamed Salah,Liverpool FC,FIFA World Cup
Mohamed Salah was forced out of the Champions League final in tears on Saturday clutching his left shoulder after being wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.(AFP)

Mohamed Salah faces a fight to play in any of Egypt’s World Cup group games, according to one of Liverpool FC’s physiotherapists.

Club physio Ruben Pons has estimated Salah would normally need “three to four weeks” to recover from the left shoulder injury he sustained during Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.

A three-week absence would keep Salah out of action until June 19 while four weeks would see the forward sidelined until June 26, the day after Egypt’s last group game. Salah may also then need to regain a degree of match fitness.

READ | Serena Williams takes baby steps as new mother, enters 2nd round of French Open

Egypt’s opening fixture in Group A is against Uruguay on June 15. They then face Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.

“He is sad about what happened but he is totally focused on recovery and seeing when he can be ready,” Pons told Spanish daily, Marca.

“In principle it will be three to four weeks but we are going to try to reduce those deadlines, that’s the big goal.”

Salah has flown to Spain to undergo treatment, accompanied by doctors from both Liverpool and the Egyptian national team.

READ | Yuki Bhambri makes disappointing first-round exit at French Open

The 25-year-old had to be substituted during the first half of Liverpool’s defeat in Kiev after being pulled to the ground by Sergio Ramos.

He left the field in tears but appeared more optimistic on Sunday, when he wrote on Twitter: “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.”