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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Salah injured and could miss the World Cup

Mns of Egyptians (alongside Liverpool fans) may use Ramadan to collectively curse the day Sergio Ramos was born: While Real Madrid celebrated its 3-1 win over Liverpool to clench the Champions League last night, mns more were left heartbroken by the injury of star Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah at the hands of one of the dirtiest football players in the world. Salah took a tumble in the 31st minute following a challenge from Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos (known for his rough and deceptive play and rude behavior on the pitch). The fall led to an injury, later said to be a dislocated shoulder. You can see the very obvious dirty play (which went unpunished) here (watch; runtime: 1:00). We think the Twitter trending “Ramos is a dog” speaks for us all.

Potentially out of the World Cup? Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did little to assuage our fears that the injury might endanger Salah’s chances for a World Cup showing. Asked after the final whistle if Salah’s place in the World Cup is in question, Klopp said: “Yeah it is…It’s either the collarbone or the shoulder…It’s a serious injury, a really serious injury.” The Egyptian Football Associations says that he had sprained his ligament, said that Salah chances of playing at the World Cup were still high, the Independent reports. The UK’s National Health Service says a dislocated shoulder can take 12-16 weeks to recover from. The World Cup starts in 19 days. It’s the curse of a positive notice in the Economist, folks.

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