Mohamed Salah takes part in full Egypt training and looks set to recover from shoulder injury in time for World Cup
- Mohamed Salah trains with Egypt team-mates ahead of their first World Cup tie
- The Liverpool star was a serious doubt after dislocating his shoulder last month
- He looks set to return to fitness just in time for opening group game Uruguay
Pictures of the 25-year-old forward taking part in a session with his team-mates, and the message ‘Back @MoSalah to group training’, appeared on the Egypt national side’s official Twitter feed on Wednesday.
Salah suffered shoulder damage in the Champions League final on May 26 via a tangle with Real Madrid‘s Sergio Ramos that led to the Liverpool man having to be substituted in the first half.
The Egypt national team’s official Twitter page posted a picture of Mohamed Salah training
The Liverpool star looks to be returning to fitness just in time for the start of the World Cup
Initially, it was feared the Professional Footballer’s Association, Football Writers Association and Premier League player of the year would be ruled out of the World Cup.
But the Egyptian Football Federation announced it did not expect Salah to be sidelined for more than three weeks and he was named in the squad for the tournament in Russia.
Friday sees Egypt face Uruguay in Ekaterinburg. The sides are joined in Group A by hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, who meet in the tournament’s first match a day earlier.
Egypt’s second game is on Monday against Russia in St Petersburg.
On Tuesday, Salah was seen performing strengthening exercises away from the main team
Author: Nancy Parker
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