Mo Salah will be out of action for longer than expected after Liverpool confirmed his injury is “worse than first feared”.
The 31-year-old suffered a hamstring injury during Egypt’s draw with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations last Thursday.
Salah returned to Merseyside to aid his recovery in a bid to get him ready for a potential semi-final appearance for The Pharaohs.
However, on monday night the player’s agent, Ramy Abbas, revealed the forward’s injury was “more serious than first thought” and would be out for “21-28 days”.
Liverpool confirmed the bad news, stating Salah would “begin an intensive rehabilitation programme with Liverpool’s medical team” on his muscle injury.
The club says it will work to give the Egypt captain the “best chance” of returning to the tournament.
Liverpool statement on Mo Salah injury in full:
Mohamed Salah will return to the AXA Training Centre on Wednesday to begin an intensive rehabilitation programme with Liverpool’s medical team on the muscle injury he sustained with Egypt last week.
The injury, which is worse than first feared, forced the forward from the field in the first half of the Africa Cup of Nations fixture with Ghana and an agreement has been reached with the Egyptian FA for Salah to undergo treatment in Liverpool.
Salah will immediately begin work with the club’s medical staff upon his return to Merseyside with a view to being back in action as soon as possible for club and country, giving him the best chance to return to compete at AFCON if Egypt, who qualified for the knockout stage with a 2-2 draw against Cape Verde tonight, continue to advance in the tournament.
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