Mohamed Salah has been in an incredible form for Liverpool this season. As Liverpool continue their pursuit of the Premier League title after falling off temporarily last season, Mohamed Salah’s contribution to Jurgen Klopp’s team has been absolutely crucial, with the Egyptian leading the Premier League top goalscorer list with 14 league goals.
Sadly, his AFCON campaign with his country has been cast in large doubt, as he recently suffered a leg injury, leading to Liverpool recalling him early from the tournament to be treated in England. According to his agent, the injury is ‘more serious than first thought.’
Mohamed Salah’s agent gives Liverpool supporters terrible update
For a long time, European clubs have dreaded the timing of the African Cup of Nations, which is always scheduled for the winter months, leaving some of these clubs without their star players for a whole month. For a Premier League club, 30 whole days without their star players can be chaotic, especially with a lot of matches to be played during that period.
Liverpool are the latest to suffer from the timing of the AFCON, with Mohamed Salah picking up an injury that could see him miss up to three weeks of action. His agent broke the news yesterday when he was giving an update on his client’s condition, although he provided a little glimpse of hope for Egyptians, as they could still see their captain in action if Egypt made it to the deep end of the tournament.
“Mohamed’s injury is more serious than first thought, and he will be out for 21–28 days and not two games,” Ramy Abbas Isa, Salah’s agent, declared on his social media account.
“His best chance at participating in the current AFCON is by undergoing intensive rehabilitation in the UK and rejoining the team as soon as he’s fit,” he added.
Mohamed Salah set to return to Liverpool for treatment
Mohamed Salah’s muscle injury may have effectively ended his AFCON campaign, as he’s set to return to Liverpool following Egypt’s 2-2 draw against Cape Verde, which confirmed the team’s qualification for the next round.
Salah, who has been a subject of a potential transfer to Saudi Arabia next summer, will now return to Merseyside, where he’ll undergo intensive rehabilitative treatment to increase his chances of heading back to the tournament later on if Egypt makes it to the latter stages.
“Mohamed Salah will return to the AXA Training Centre in Liverpool on Wednesday to begin an intensive rehabilitation programme with Liverpool’s medical team on the muscle injury he sustained with Egypt last week,” the club said in a statement.
The injury, which is worse than first feared, forced the forward from the field in the first half of the AFCON fixture with Ghana, and an agreement has been reached with the Egyptian FA for Salah to undergo treatment in Liverpool,” the statement added.