5/29/2018 2:10:58 AM (GMT+3)

Salah travels to Spain for treatment

Salah travels to Spain for treatment

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt football federation said on Monday that their star striker Mohamed Salah will be treated in Spain for the injured shoulder that wrecked his Champions League final bid and also threaten his World Cup participation.

According to an EFA statement, Salah will be accompanied by Liverpool’s medical staff “for the duration of the treatment period”, having “started his rehabilitation on Sunday”.

Salah, who hit 44 goals for Liverpool last season in all competitions, was forced out the Champions League final in tears on Saturday clutching his left shoulder after being wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

“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 tweeted.

Egypt, who were drawn in Group A, open their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 15, before facing hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.

The Pharaohs play a first warm-up match, against Colombia, in Bergamo, Italy on June 1.