No decision yet on Mohamed Salah's readiness for Egypt's opener with Uruguay - team manager

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The Liverpool attacker will be hoping to feature in the Pharaohs’ Fifa World Cup opener against Uruguay

Egypt team manager Ihab Leheta has revealed that Mohamed Salah is making good progress in his attempt to recover from a shoulder injury.

The Pharaohs’ hopes of having Salah in the team received a huge boost when the attacker joined the team’s training session on Wednesday at their Grozny base in Russia ahead of the start of the 2018 Fifa World Cup tournament.

The speedy forward, who is on the books of English side Liverpool FC, has been sidelined since suffering the shoulder injury against Real Madrid in Kyiv on May 26. 

Salah played an instrumental role in helping Egypt qualify for this year’s World Cup finals - scoring a stoppage-time penalty to give his country a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo-Brazzaville in Alexandria last October.

Leheta did not discuss the 25-year-old winger’s chances of playing in their first Group A against Uruguay on Friday in Yekaterinburg.

“He is much better now, but up until this point, we did not decide if he will be taking part in the first match or not,” Leheta told the press. 

“We did not make a decision about this yet, but we’re following up his progress closely,” he continued.

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“Salah took part in today’s training session [Wednesday] like yesterday [Tuesday] but he engaged more in today’s session,” he added.

“His final status has not been decided yet and of course, I can’t talk about the details regarding his training with the team,” concluded Leheta.

Salah has netted four goals in his last three matches for the Egyptians.

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