The Egypt national team doctor has revealed Mohamed Salah played with an injury during the UEFA Champions League final last month.
The Egyptian forward picked up an injury in the first half of the FA Cup against Chelsea, which saw him miss the next Premier League game although he did come on a second-half substitute on the final day of the season.
Nevertheless, Salah started and played the full 90 minutes against Los Blancos in the Champions League final as the Reds lost 1-0 in Pairs.
Salah's injury occurred during the FA Cup final in the adductor muscles, then he played against Wolves and in the Champions League final, and all of this in just 14 days.
"We read a statistic that he's the second highest player in terms of minutes played this season," Doctor Mohamed Abou El Ela told He told On Time Sports.
"We send and receive players with medical reports, and Liverpool's said that he had pain and should get an x-ray, there's not a 100% fit player, but there's the question of whether he can push himself and play without risk.
"The club thought that one game is enough and we chose the Guinea game because the second against Ethiopia would be hard for him to travel in a long flight. He couldn't play another game after three days."
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