Liverpool won the FA Cup penalty shootout against Chelsea after a 0-0 draw in regular time, but the victory came at a high cost: Mohamed Salah is injured and Real Madrid celebrates. Will he miss the Champions League final?
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Mohamed Salah is injured and Real Madrid celebrates
Salah's injury occurred just 33 minutes into the match when the Egyptian went down on the turf in midfield with severe pain in his thigh, so the Reds' doctors went in and determined it was best not to risk it.
It seems that the Egyptian player's pain came from his groin, which he grabbed with a pained expression, just before collapsing to the ground, so medical assistance needed to come in.
And with this injury just 14 days before the final of the UEFA Champions League, a title that will be disputed against Real Madrid, a team that at this moment is probably celebrating Salah's injury.
The player had heated the duel against Los Merengues in previous days, stating that he was eager to face Carlo Ancelotti's team, saying that he is the best in the world.
"If you compare me to any player in my position, not only in my team but in the world, you will realize that I am the best," he said to the British media.
In addition, he said that this time he and his team want to beat Los Merengues, as they did a year after that terrible defeat in 2018, in which Real Madrid beat Liverpool and took the title.
"I feel very excited to face them again in the final against Real Madrid. We want to do well this time. When I left the field in the last final, it was sad for me, but I had to accept it and move on. That's why we won the Champions League a year later," Salah said.
Will Mohamed Salah miss the Champions League final?
Although there is still no official information on the Egyptian striker's condition, there is speculation that the player could suffer from a groin strain, because it was the groin that was the area where he was touched by pain. And this type of injury can heal in between 4 to 8 weeks of recovery.
Therefore the player could miss the UEFA Champions League final unless medical tests confirm otherwise. Although this is not the first time Salah has suffered from injuries.
The injury that has affected him the least in the past was thigh problems, which kept him off the field for only 5 days, while the injury that has affected him the longest was a ruptured collateral ligament in his ankle.
That injury he suffered on December 9, 2015, kept him away from the courts for 28 days, so he missed 4 matches with Roma, the club he was playing for at the time he suffered the injury.