Egypt's Gennesh ruled out of Afcon 2019 after Achilles rupture

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The Pharaohs goalkeeper suffered the injury in training on Friday and will play no further part at the biennial showpiece

Egypt goalkeeper Mahmoud Gennesh has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after rupturing his Achilles tendon on Friday.

The shot-stopper was an unused substitute in wins against Zimbabwe and DR Congo.

Gennesh’s injury was confirmed by the Egypt Football Association (EFA) and Javier Aguirre’s men will have to proceed with Mohamed El-Shenawy and Ahmed El-Shenawy for the rest of the competition.

"Scans showed that Gennesh has suffered a rupture to his Achilles tendon. It will be difficult for the player to continue in the tournament," the Egyptian FA stated on their official Twitter page.

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The Zamalek keeper will likely miss the remainder of this season’s Egyptian Premier League and the first half of next season.

The 30-year-old was in contention to feature for the host nation in their final Group A game against Uganda on June 30, but those hopes have been dashed.

 

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