The attacking midfielder was set to make UEFA Champions League History last Saturday, until a lurking Sergio Ramos committed a foul which has been labelled as the turning point of the match.
Fans, players and spectators feared the worst for the Egyptian international as he was rushed for treatment, it was later disclosed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder, putting his Russia 2018 chances into uncertainty.
Jurgen Klopp made public comments about the injury in a post-match conference, which were later confirmed with an official statement from Liverpool Football Club.
“It’s a serious injury, a really serious injury. He is in the hospital for an X-ray. It’s either the collarbone or the shoulder itself. It doesn’t look good, that’s it.”
What is next for Salah?
Salah flew out of Spain on Sunday, to receive treatment whilst accompanied by the president of the Egyptian Football Federation, Liverpool FC Medical staff and the Egyptian National team doctor.
Today, Liverpool club Physiotherapist confirmed the typical recovery period for an injury equal to Salah’s will usually take between 3 and 4 weeks, however with the help of an around the clock team, innovative tools and discipline from Mo, they are going to try and cut this time down to 2 weeks. A challenge which should not be underestimated.
Will Salah go to the World Cup in Russia?
It’s a big question mark at the moment and the football world awaits new ont he edge of our seats.
Egypt will most probably take Salah to the World Cup regardless of whether he is fit to play or not, he is more than just a football player to the nation, as he is now seen as a national icon for sport and success.
The Egypt National Football Team said on Twitter that they are optimistic Salah will remain in the Egypt squad for the World Cup.
تحديث | أفاد الدكتور محمد أبو العلا طبيب المنتخب أن الجهاز الطبي بنادي ليفربول قد ابلغوه بعد إجراء الآشعة على كتف صلاح وأفادت نتيجتها بأن اللاعب أصيب بجزع في أربطة مفصل الكتف وأضاف انه وفقا لهذا التشخيص عن تفاؤله بأن يلحق صلاح بالمنتخب الوطني في كأس العالم @MoSalah
— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) May 26, 2018
Mo Salah himself appears to be determined that he will make it to Russia 2018, and we hope he can defy the odds!
It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter. Despite the odds, I'm confident that I'll be in Russia to make you all proud. Your love and support will give me the strength I need. pic.twitter.com/HTfKF4S70e
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 27, 2018
Did Sergio Ramos intentionally injure Mo Salah?
The spanish defender appeared to hold Salah’s arm under his armpit before causing both players to fall and slide with Ramos moving on top of Salah in the process.
Since then, global petitions have been thrust into the limelight with football fans calling for Ramos to be punished by UEFA or another governing body.
Although he was seen laughing shortly after the incident, Sergio Ramos has categorically denied any purposeful wrongdoing, but this is not the first time he has been caught on camera with dubious challenges on world-class players. He has made efforts to take out players such as Lionel Messi and Puyol.
Egypt’s first match takes place on the second day of the world cup, the day after Russia v Saudi Arabia.
Egypt v Uruguay takes place on 15th June at 13:oo BST
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