The Egyptian Football Association confirmed forward Mohamed Salah has not been ruled out for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after departing Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid with a shoulder injury.
According to KingFut.com's Marwan Ahmed, Salah's chances of competing in the World Cup in June are "high" following an evaluation that revealed a sprain of his shoulder ligaments.
The news followed a rather ominous update from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in the aftermath of The Reds' 3-1 defeat.
"It's a serious injury, a really serious injury," Klopp told reporters. "He is in the hospital for an X-ray. It's either the collarbone or the shoulder itself. It doesn't look good, that's it."
Assuming Salah is fit in time for Egypt's first World Cup appearance since 1990, he will provide a major boost after lighting up the Premier League to the tune of 32 goals and 10 assists. The 25-year-old also logged 10 goals and four assists during Liverpool's run to the UCL final.