Liverpool Star To Undergo Medical Scans After Leaving Pitch With Strain

Mohamed Salah is to undergo medical scans after limping off the pitch while on international duty with Egypt.

Salah scored direct from a cornerĀ in Egypt’s 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier win over Swaziland.

But last year’s Premier League Player of the Season gave Kop boss Jurgen Klopp a huge scare when he went down with what appeared to be a leg injury in the 88th minute of Friday’s qualifier.

However, the national side’s assistant coach says the Anfield star’s knock “doesn’t look serious” – despite him appearing in pain on the pitch.

Salah received treatment and tried to shake off the problem but left the field soon after, in injury time.

Egypt had used all three of its substitutes and played the last moments of the match with 10 men.

Assistant coach Hany Ramzy told Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram he thinks “it is only a muscle strain but he will undergo medical scans to determine the length of the injury.”

Salah is expected to sit out an away game in Swaziland on Tuesday. Liverpool’s next game is away to Huddersfield in the Premier League next Saturday.

The win put Egypt level with Tunisia at the top of Group J, although Tunisia has a game in hand.

Salah’s goal a left-footed curler was his 13th in African Cup of Nations qualifying, a new Egyptian record.


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