Mo Salah’s dream Champions League final appearance was cut short after he suffered a match-ending injury during the first half of the high profile clash in Kyiv.
The Egyptian was entangled in a tackle with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos which caused the former to land awkwardly on his shoulder. And now reports suggest that Salah might have suffered a dislocated shoulder.
After the tackle, Salah collapsed on the pitch and the Liverpool medical staff immediately rushed onto the pitch. After initial treatment, he was back on his feet and looked to be fine.
But as soon as he got back on the pitch the pain became unbearable for him and Jurgen Klopp had no other option but to substitute him.
And such was the setback of missing out in the final that Mo Salah broke down in tears and now it seems that the Egyptian could very well miss the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
Reports suggest that Mo Salah has suffered a dislocated shoulder and this cannot be good news for the forward.
According to the NHS website, “A dislocated shoulder happens when your upper arm pops out of your shoulder socket.”
After the match, Jurgen Klopp said: “It’s a serious injury, a really serious injury. 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.”
Now the million dollar question.
Will Mo Salah miss the World Cup?
According to the NHS website, a person suffering from a shoulder dislocation normally requires 12 to 16 weeks to recover.
To put things in context the World Cup kicks off in less than three weeks time and Egypt play their first match against Uruguay on the 15th of June.
If Mo Salah’s injury is as bad as feared then there is no chance that the forward will feature in the competition.
Having said that though, Egypt will surely take Mo Salah along with them to Russia.