July 19, 2024

Egypt team doctor: Salah will get tested for a hamstring injury.

The team’s doctor told AFP that Mohamed Salah, who sustained an injury during Egypt’s 2-2 tie with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations, would be tested on his left hamstring on Friday.

Just before halftime on Thursday in the AFCON Group B match at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, the superstar from Liverpool was substituted.

“Salah’s alteration was caused by a hamstring strain,” Egypt’s team physician Mohamed Abou Elela stated.

“On Friday, he will have medical exams to determine if he can play against Cape Verde.”

An AFP reporter said that the 31-year-old seemed to be moving properly at the Egyptian team hotel in the commercial center of Ivory Coast.

Egypt’s hopes of making it to the competition’s round of 16 are heavily dependent on their performance in their last Group B match against Cape Verde on Monday.

In their opening match of the competition, they had to rely on an injury-time penalty from Salah to rescue a 2-2 draw with Mozambique.

They had to come back twice on Thursday to tie with Ghana, with goals coming from Mostafa Mohamed and Omar Marmoush. As a result, they now have two points from two games.

Egypt holds the record for the most Cup of Nations victories with seven, although the latest one was in 2010, the year before Salah made his debut for his country.

Also Read: AFCON 2023: Egypt defeated Ghana 2-2 after making two comebacks.


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