Mohamed Salah is STILL struggling with thigh injury suffered in FA Cup final against Chelsea over a month ago and was unfit for the Champions League final, claims Egypt’s national team doctor
- Egypt international doctor Mohamed provided an injury update on Mo Salah
- The 30-year-old sustained an injury in Liverpool’s FA Cup victory over Chelsea
- The forward still played in the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid in Paris
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is still struggling with an injury despite playing in the Champions League final and representing his country in the AFCON qualifiers.
The 30-year-old, who played a staggering 51 games for the Reds last season, sustained an injury in the first-half of the Reds FA Cup victory over Chelsea in May.
The forward was then left out of their next Premier League match and then only played 32 minutes of their final day of the season win over Wolves.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah with an injury despite playing in the Champions League final
The 30-year-old sustained the injury in the first-half of the FA Cup victory over Chelsea
Salah returned to play the full 90 minutes of their 1-0 defeat to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final and then even captained his country in their African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea earlier this month.
Egypt international doctor Mohamed Abou El Ela has since admitted that Salah was still nursing that same injury one month on, when he linked up with the national squad over the international break.
Speaking to on Time Sports, he said: ‘Salah’s injury occurred during the FA Cup final in the adductor muscles, then he played against Wolves and in the Champions League final, and all of this in just 14 days.
Liverpool will be hoping the star will be fit when the squad returns for pre-season training
‘We read a statistic that he’s the second-highest player in terms of minutes played this season.
‘We send and receive players with medical reports, and Liverpool’s said that he had pain and should get an x-ray, there’s not a 100% fit player, but there’s the question of whether he can push himself and play without risk.
Liverpool will be hoping the star will be fit when the first-team return for pre-season training on July, 4.
The Egyptian winger won the golden boot last season with 23 league goals and was a key part of a double-winning Liverpool side.
He also won a range of other individual awards, including PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.