Mohammed Salah is out of AFCON: Salah Suffers proper tear in hamstring

Mohammed Salah is out for 6 weeks as he returns to England and is set to miss the remainder of Egypt’s upcoming games in the AFCON

Salah suffers proper tear in hamstring

Salah suffers proper tear in hamstring

Salah suffers proper tear in hamstring: Some bad news is being reported for the Liverpool fans as well as the Egyptians as Mo Salah is said to be away from action for up to 6 weeks due to a hamstring injury.

It is said that even if Egypt makes it to the final of the AFCON, he won’t be fully fit to play and henceforth, he has decided to fly back to England where he will take part in a rehabilitation program designed for him.

However, Salah’s decision to fly back to England has sparked some controversy. For instance, four-time AFCON winner Ahmad Hassan believes Salah should’ve stayed with the national team as the Captain and called a medic from Liverpool to his aid.

Don’t Doubt Salah’s Commitment!

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Mo Salah’s decision to fly back to England was strongly defended by Liverpool’s assistant manager, Pep Lijnders. He had the following to say:

“I never met a guy, a player but also a human being, who is more committed to the life of being a professional football player.

“The one you should never doubt the commitment of is Mo Salah,” Lijnders said

“I know the country is devastated to lose him. We were devastated to hear he got injured.

“He played the first game, scores, assists, [he’s] captain and massively important, of course, but the only reason our medical team and their medical team decided for him to come back is to give the best possible chance to be available if Egypt makes the final.

“What I’m really happy about is the medical team of Egypt and Liverpool worked together, were really in close contact and they made this decision together.

“It is an example of how international football and club football should cooperate to put the player in the center and not the targets of everyone because it is a conflict of interest.

“All of us made the decision which is best for him and for him the best is having a stable environment, knowing the people, and having people who are committed and have the time to focus on his rehab process and we know how it will go here in this facility.”

Egypt’s winless run in the AFCON

Salah suffers proper tear in hamstring

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Despite qualifying for the knockout rounds, Egypt finished second in their group with three draws and zero wins. They were just below Cape Verde who enjoyed a top spot finish with seven points.

In the absence of Mo Salah, it was another Mo who had to step up, that being Mostafa Mohammed, who was Egypt’s most economical goalscorer with 3 goals out of a total 6 scored by them in the group stage.

Scoring goals was perhaps never a problem but conceding them was. In all of Egypt’s games, the scoreline ended 2-2 with six goals scored and six goals conceded.

Despite ending their run in the group stages without a win, it’s always too early to count them out in the race for Africa’s biggest continental prize.

What’s Next for Salah?

As astonishing as it may sound, Salah has never won the AFCON with Egypt as the Pharaohs’ most recent win came in 2010 when Salah wasn’t a team member.

For now, he’d have to sit back, relax, and watch the boys at Anfield play while he edges closer to a full recovery. It is still not confirmed whether he will be missing out on the Europa League’s knockout round.

Keep reading: Mohammed Salah gets hamstring injury in a march against Ghana

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