Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah heads to Spain for shoulder treatment

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will travel to Spain on Wednesday to undergo treatment on his shoulder injury, the Egyptian football Federation has announced.

The Reds’ 44-goal top scorer was forced off midway through the first half of Saturday’s Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid due to the problem sustained in a tangle with Sergio Ramos.

Salah tweeted on Sunday that he remained “confident” of being available for Egypt’s World Cup campaign in Russia, and on Monday evening it was confirmed he will head to Spain.

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Mohamed Salah has shoulder strain and should return in three weeks, according to friend Aly Mazhar

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Mohamed Salah could be back for the World Cup.

Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah is dealing with a shoulder strain and should return in three weeks, according to his friend Aly Mazhar.

Mazhar is a former professional footballer and current fitness instructor, who played with Salah at Arab Contractors.

He posted on Facebook that the Egyptian star is looking at a timetable of three weeks for his return from the shoulder injury suffered in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Salah himself said he is “confident” he’ll be a part of Egypt’s campaign at the World Cup – the nation’s first since 1990.

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Mohamed Salah 'confident' of playing for Egypt in World Cup despite suffering shoulder injury

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Mohamed Salah went down with a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

Mohamed Salah is “confident” his shoulder injury sustained in Liverpool‘s loss to Real Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League won’t hold him out for Egypt’s campaign at the World Cup.

The Egyptian star suffered the injury in the first half of the 3-1 defeat when he fell to the turf along with Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. Salah was taken off in tears and left the NSC Olimpiyskiy stadium in a sling.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp afterward described the injury as “serious”, with fears of it being a dislocated shoulder that would keep him from playing for Egypt in the nation’s first World Cup since 1990.

Salah, however, has alleviated concerns over his status.

“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,” Salah posted on social media on Sunday.

“Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”

And according to information from Liverpool’s medical staff, Egypt’s team doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela said in a statement that the 25-year-old is only dealing with ligament damage.

Although it’s early and updates on Salah’s status will follow, Egypt appear to have dodged a major bullet.

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