Egypt’s team doctor said they would make an assessment early this week on whether Salah could play. AFP / KARIM JAAFAR
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Egypt's Mohamed Salah arrived in Russia Sunday, with the Pharaohs hopeful the star striker can complete a dramatic injury comeback in time for their opening World Cup match against Uruguay.The goal-scoring talisman has been sidelined since exiting Liverpool's 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in tears after injuring his shoulder when Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground.But such has been his form for the English Premier League club – 44 goals in all competitions for the season – that he has been included in Egypt's squad even though there is no guarantee he will play.On May 30, Egypt officials said Salah would be out for "not more" than three weeks, which would rule him out of the Uruguay match but put him in the frame for Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25 .
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