Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will be fit to play some part in
Egypt’s World Cup campaign, his country says.

Salah
injured his shoulder during Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat
by Real Madrid, prompting concerns he might miss the tournament.

But
Egypt’s national team doctor has met Salah, and the country’s
football association said the striker’s absence “will not
exceed” three weeks.

Egypt’s
opening World Cup fixture is against Uruguay on 15 June.

Mohamed
Salah damaged his shoulder in a challenge by Real Madrid’s Sergio
Ramos
Salah,
25, met the national team doctor and Egyptian FA president Hany Abu
Rida in Spain.

The
Egyptian FA tweeted afterwards: “After the meeting of Abu Rida
and the doctor of the national team in Spain today, the Football
Association reaffirms Salah in the World Cup, God willing, will not
exceed the absence of three weeks.”

Based
on the Egyptian’s FA’s assessment, Salah’s fitness looks touch and go
for the team’s second fixture against Russia on 19 June but he should
be fit for their final group fixture against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.

Salah
struck a 95th-minute penalty in Egypt’s final qualification game to
send them to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.

But
in the final fixture of a season in which he scored 44 goals for his
club, he left the pitch in the Champions League final in tears after
landing heavily on his shoulder during a challenge with Real Madrid’s
Sergio Ramos.

Liverpool
boss Jurgen Klopp described the injury as “really serious”
but in the aftermath, the Egyptian FA tweeted that Salah’s X-ray
showed he had a “sprain in the shoulder ligaments” and that
it was “optimistic” he would be fit for the World Cup in
Russia.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Culled from www.bbc.co.uk     

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