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Mohamed Salah given major boost with X-ray results on shoulder injury

Liverpool are optimistic that Mohamed Salah will be able to play at the World Cup after he was forced out of the Champions League final with a shoulder injury.

The Egyptian left the field in tears as was substituted in the 31st minute as Liverpool went on to lose 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev.

Salah landed awkwardly on his shoulder after being hauled to the ground by Sergio Ramos and was unable to continue after trying to play on in discomfort.

Liverpool’s talisman was taken to hospital for an X-ray to determine the extent of his injury, and according to Egypt’s Football Association, the results of the scan have been initially positive.

In a statement released on Saturday evening after the final, Egypt’s FA revealed that their team doctor has been informed by Liverpool’s medical staff that they are optimistic that Salah has not suffered a tear in his muscle and should be able to feature at the World Cup.

Egypt play their first warm-up game ahead of the World Cup against Colombia on June 1 before facing Belgium on June 6.

Egypt are in Group A and will begin their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 15.

They will then face hosts Russia on June 19 before their final group fixture against Saudi Arabia on June 25.

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