Salah injured in Egypt win
Johannesburg, South Africa - Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored direct from a corner but was later injured as Egypt romped to a 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) on Friday.
The striker went down holding his leg as the Group J match drew to a close in Cairo, resumed after receiving treatment, and was almost immediately withdrawn.
Speaking after the match, Egypt assistant coach Hany Ramzy told BeIN Sports, "The initial diagnosis, according to the team doctor, is a strong muscle strain. It is not a tear, I think it is not serious."
A spokesman for the team's medical department told the www.Kooora.com website, "He (Salah) had a light strain, we will do a scan as soon as possible. "I doubt he can play next Tuesday. We will be sure after the scan," he added, referring to the return match against eSwatini in Manzini.