Egypt’s “parao” Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) is more serious than expected. Egypt and Liverpool (England) are on alert.
Salah collapsed on the ground while attempting a sprint just before the end of the first half in the second Group B match against Ghana on the 19th, and was replaced after complaining of pain in his left hamstring. The hamstring usually required treatment for about two weeks if it was short, but Salah’s injury was not light. However, Salah, who hopes to win the African Cup of Nations, has expressed his intention to return if Egypt advances to the semifinals after receiving treatment in England. Salah watched the third Group B match against Cabo Verde on the 23rd, and is scheduled to move to England this weekend. Egypt drew 2-2 with Cabo Verde, and reached the round of 16, finishing second in the group with three draws (three points).
Salah is strongly willing to return to the team, but if he needs at least 21 days to recover, Salah will not be able to play in the semifinal match of the African Cup of Nations, which will take place on April 8. It is bad news for Egypt, where Salah accounts for a significant portion of the team’s capacity. The same applies to Liverpool. Liverpool expected Salah, who was transferred to Egypt, to return to the team at the latest mid-April and play in an away match against Brentford on February 17. However, Salah’s injury has upset all plans. In the worst case scenario, Salah is expected to return around March.