Scan results have determined that Mo Salah did not suffer a serious injury against Leicester City at the weekend.
The Liverpool forward was hacked down by Foxes midfielder Hamza Choudhury late in Saturday’s 2-1 win and although the Egypt international tried to play on, he eventually limped off sparking fears he could be facing a lay-off. However, a scan has shown that Salah has not suffered any major issues and that he twisted his left ankle. There was no ligament damage or any kind of fracture.
Liverpool are hopeful that Salah will return to action immediately after the international break in a fortnight. However, club doctors have not indicated whether or not he will be fit to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday 20th October and the Reds are likely to keep his status under wraps for as long as possible.
Salah is receiving treatment and he will be closely monitored at Melwood by the club’s doctors and medical team.
Supporters will be pleased to know that he had already been excused from international duty with Egypt. He had been given permission to miss his country’s friendly against Botswana so there is no pressure on Salah to report.
Meanwhile, Leicester City say they are “appalled” that Hamza Choudhury sustained a torrent of racist abuse on Twitter after the game as a result of the challenge on Salah.
A Leicester spokesman said: “We are appalled by these comments, which the club has reported to the police and to the social media platform on which they were made.
“Discriminatory behaviour has no place in football or in society and we will seek the strongest possible course of action to be taken against those responsible.”