Mo Salah has reportedly been ruled out of Egypt’s upcoming AFCON qualifying clash with Ethiopia.
This update comes courtesy of Kingfut, with the publication claiming that the concern in question is only a ‘minor muscle strain’, though the Pharoahs’ head coach is prepared to rest his star man for the tie.
The former Roma hitman has endured a demanding campaign domestically and internationally, racking up 51 appearances with Liverpool alone.
Given that the club had offered to conduct a pre-match scan before Egypt’s meeting with Guinea (as reported by BBC Sport), it seems this latest issue is one that could have been entirely avoided.
Whilst our forward’s impressive durability and commitment to the cause has often been lauded historically, he does run a risk of incurring a serious injury by virtue of the heavy demand on him throughout the 2021/22 campaign.
Ideally, we could do with the 29-year-old enjoying a serious period of rest after the friendly with South Korea next week.