Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Sunday that he has called Liverpool’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah to ask him about his health after his injury during yesterday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.
“I communicated with Egypt’s loyal son and my son Mohamed Salah to check on his health after his injury,” Egypt’s president said on his Twitter account.
“As I predicted, I found him a hero who is stronger than the injury and enthusiastic to resume on the road to championship and distinction,” El-Sisi said.
“I told him that he has become an Egyptian icon and I am praying a father’s prayer for his son to recover quickly,” the president said, adding that Salah “is an example to follow for youths in Egypt and all over the World.”
Salah, who scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season, took a tumble following a tackle from Real captain Sergio Ramos, requiring treatment on the pitch before continuing to play moments later.
However, Salah then crumbled to the ground for a second time and was seen crying, forcing him to leave the field and be replaced by Liverpool’s England international Adam Lallana.
Scans revealed that the 25-year-old, who will carry Egypt’s hopes at next month’s World Cup in Russia, will need three weeks of treatment to recover from his shoulder injury and will be available for the World Cup.