June 25, 2024

Mohamed Salah is set to be absent from two Africa Cup of Nations matches for Egypt after sustaining a hamstring muscle strain during the 2-2 draw against Ghana on Thursday. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) confirmed the injury through X-rays, indicating that Salah will miss the upcoming games against Cape Verde and potentially the round of 16 if Egypt qualifies. Salah experienced the hamstring strain before halftime in the Group B match against Ghana in Abidjan.

Egyptian doctor Mohamed Abu El-Ela revealed that Mohamed Salah initially wanted to continue playing in the crucial game against Ghana but requested to be substituted when the pain intensified. Juergen Klopp, Salah’s manager at Liverpool, expressed concern about the injury, noting that Salah is rarely injured or substituted in club matches. Further assessments are being conducted to determine the severity of the hamstring strain.

Liverpool’s manager, Juergen Klopp, expressed concern about Mohamed Salah’s hamstring injury, emphasizing that Salah rarely leaves the field or faces injuries in club matches. Salah suffered the injury during Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations game against Ghana. Klopp mentioned the shock Salah experienced due to the intensity of the injury and stated that further assessments, including ultrasound and MRI, will determine its severity. Klopp is uncertain whether Liverpool’s medical staff will travel to the Ivory Coast for assessments. Losing Salah would be a significant setback for Egypt in the tournament. Salah has missed only 10 league games in over six seasons for Liverpool.

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Egypt's Salah to miss two Nations Cup games due to hamstring strain

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