MOHAMED SALAH’S Africa Cup of Nations could be over after he suffered a hamstring injury against Ghana.
The Liverpool forward left the field injured on Thursday as Egypt played out a 2-2 draw.
The Egyptian FA have now announced that Salah suffered a hamstring strain and will miss his country’s next two matches.
As a result, he is ruled out of their final group match against Cape Verde as well as the round of 16, if they qualify.
Egypt are currently second in group B after drawing their first two matches, with a win in the final fixture guaranteeing progression.
However, they will now have to do so without their star man, against a side that has already won the group.
Salah, who scored a stoppage time penalty against Mozambique on Sunday, appeared to fight back tears as he left the pitch against Ghana.
He was forced off on the stroke of half-time after receiving treatment on the pitch.
Fans had been hopeful Salah would be able to play Egypt’s next match, though.
The 31-year-old was spotted smiling as he left the stadium following the match.
Unfortunately for Egypt and Salah, however, his tournament could now be over if they do not reach the last eight.
He would also miss Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with Norwich on January 28, even if Egypt crash out in the group stage.