Mohamed Salah off with injury for Egypt at AFCON

Mohamed Salah left the pitch with an injury as Egypt took on Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday evening. It's unclear what this means going forward.

Disaster struck for Egypt on Thursday in their massive Africa Cup of Nations clash with Ghana. Their captain and star player, Mohamed Salah, left the pitch right before half time with an injury.

Of course, it's currently unclear exactly what the extent of the injury is - just that it was enough for Salah to go off. The winger is essentially never injured, while the nature of the game makes it impossible to believe he'd go off unless it was potentially serious.

It initially looks like a hamstring problem, which is an absolute nightmare for a player like Salah.

To make matters even worse for Egypt, Mohammed Kudus scored for Ghana just minutes after Salah went off. This really could make or break their tournament.

This is potentially a disaster for Liverpool. The Reds already have one player coming back from a hamstring problem in Dominik Szoboszlai - he's been out for around three weeks.

A similar problem for Salah would see him miss the rest of AFCON and still be battling back from the injury in late February. There's every chance this sees him miss more games for Liverpool than if he'd played the entire tournament.

And that's just if this is a fairly routine hamstring problem. A tear, for instance, would keep Salah out for potentially two months - which could dramatically affect Liverpool's entire season.

So all in all, people are at the panic stations. An injury to Salah is the rarest of things and few Liverpool fans would even have considered it a possibility at the tournament.

But here we are. Every fan - Egypt and Liverpool - will be waiting to hear the extent of this.

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