Salah in­jured in Egypt win

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

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 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.

Mo­hamed Salah

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