FIFA World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah could be out for 'three to four weeks', says Liverpool physio

Madrid: Mohamed Salah faces a fight to play in any of Egypt's World Cup group games, according to one of Liverpool's physiotherapists.

 FIFA World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah could be out for three to four weeks, says Liverpool physio

Mohamed Salah suffered an injury during the Champions League final against Real Madrid. Reuters

Club physio Ruben Pons has estimated Salah would normally need "three to four weeks" to recover from the left shoulder injury he sustained during Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

A three-week absence would keep Salah out of action until 19 June while four weeks would see the forward sidelined until 26 June, the day after Egypt's last group game. Salah may also then need to regain a degree of match fitness.

Egypt's opening fixture in Group A is against Uruguay on 15 June. They then face Russia on 19 June and Saudi Arabia on 25 June.

"He is sad about what happened but he is totally focused on recovery and seeing when he can be ready," Pons told Spanish daily, Marca.

"In principle it will be three to four weeks but we are going to try to reduce those deadlines, that’s the big goal."

Salah has flown to Spain to undergo treatment, accompanied by doctors from both Liverpool and the Egyptian national team.

The 25-year-old had to be substituted during the first half of Liverpool's defeat in Kiev after being pulled to the ground by Sergio Ramos.

He left the field in tears but appeared more optimistic on Sunday, when he wrote on Twitter: "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. Your love and support will give me the strength I need."

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Updated Date: May 29, 2018 23:23:29 IST