Mohamed Salah to return to Liverpool from AFCON for treatment on injury

NewsMohamed Salah to return to Liverpool from AFCON for treatment on injury

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The Egyptian Football Association has confirmed Mohamed Salah will return to Liverpool from the Africa Cup of Nations to receive treatment on his muscle injury.

The forward sustained the issue on Thursday during the first half of his nation’s group-stage fixture against Ghana.

A subsequent update was issued stating he is expected to miss Egypt’s next two matches if they progress to the knockout rounds of the tournament in the Ivory Coast.

Salah will travel back to Merseyside after the Pharaohs’ Group B finale versus Cape Verde on Monday night.

The Egyptian FA said in a statement on Sunday: “After additional examinations were conducted on Mohamed Salah during the last hours, and after communication between the national team’s medical staff and his counterpart at Liverpool FC, it was decided that the player will return to England after the Cape Verde match tomorrow to complete his treatment, with the hope that he will join the national team in the semi-final of the AFCON if we qualify.”

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