Latest physio report hangs Salah's WC hope in the balance

World Cup 2018 By: Ambrose Udeme | 29/05/2018

The latest injury update by Liverpool physio has confirmed the recovery period for Mohamed Salah whose chances of playing at World Cup is now hanging in the balance.

Salah faces a race against time for a place in Egypt's squad to the World Cup with Liverpool's medical team believing he faces "three to four weeks" to recover from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final.

"We knew that it was something serious as soon as [Salah] fell on the ground because he never complains, we were afraid of the worst.

"We were in the field until the break, I was devastated, I tried to transmit calmness, I told him that nothing could be done and that he did not worry too much, it was time to look for solutions and not to regret because things did not work.

"We were watching the game, we were looking at social networks and the security was telling us the result, Madrid has scored, we equalised. When we came back, the game was over, the whole team had changed and prepared for riding the team bus, we helped him change because he could not do it alone and we went to the airport.

"Once we knew the injury we planned the treatment, he is sad about what happened but he is totally focused on recovery and seeing when he can be ready. He is going to mark the recovery times, in principle it will be from three to four weeks but we are going to try to reduce those deadlines, that’s the big goal." club physiotherapist Ruben Pons told Marca as cited by The Independent

Salah jetted out to Spain for treatment on Sunday with the Egyptian Federation confirming the 25-year-old was in "high spirits" and "determined to return quickly to the ranks of the team".