‘We will not play Mo Salah unless he has totally recovered’
Mohammed Salah, 25, arrived in Russia together with the Egyptian national team who are competing in the World Cup. The Pharaoh’s are going into their first game in hope that Salah would be fit enough to play in the match against Uruguay.
The last time the Pharoahs participated in the World Cup was in 1990 and this would be their third appearance.
Egypt will play its first World Cup match on Friday June 15, the second day after the competition starts in Russia.
The team is ready for the competition and morale is high,” national team manager Ihab Leheta told AFP at the Grozny International Airport.
Egypt has never really had a fantastic World Cup campaign because their jinx has always tied them to be eliminated in the group stage but they hope that with Mo’ Salah things will be better in Russia.
Salah had a successful 2017/2018 session which saw the Liverpool man score 44 goals and also playing in the champions league final.
He got injured in the final match of the champions league having been held and forced to the ground by Sergio Ramos. He was forced out of the match which his team lost to Real Madrid.
Team doctor Mohamed Abou Al-Ela told ON Sport TV on Saturday night that they would make an assessment on Salah’s ability to play early this week. “We won’t be able to tell until after two days,” he said, declining to give any more details. “We will not have him play unless he has totally recovered.”
The team had earlier released a medical report that states that Salah will miss Egypt’s first match against Uruguay but now it’s not certain he’ll miss the match.