Cape Town – Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah feels confident he will overcome his shoulder injury in time to play for Egypt at the 2018 Soccer World Cup.
The 25-year-old was forced out of the Champions League final after just 30 minutes following a tangle with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
The Egyptian FA tweeted that a scan on their star player revealed a “sprain in the shoulder ligaments”.
But an Instagram post from Salah late on Sunday evening revealed that he was planning on taking part in Russia.
“It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter,” he wrote.
“Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud.
“Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”
Egypt play Uruguay on Friday, June 15 before facing Russia four days later on Tuesday, June 19.
Their final Group A clash will be against against Saudi Arabia on Monday, June 25.