"Maybe he could start on the bench, but a final decision has not been made yet", the Pharaohs' team doctor, Mohamed Abouelela, told The Associated Press on Monday.
"Mo Salah was woken from his sleep so a man accused of "torture and extrajudicial killings" could have a photo with him during training" in Grozny, capital of the Russian republic, British tabloid The Sun opined. "All I can say is that we hope he will play in this match".
"We will not pressure Mohamed". At the end, he is our son, ' Leheita said.
Former Egypt worldwide Mido said he expects Salah to play in the opening match in Yekaterinburg.
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So that's big tournaments. "It is a World Cup - there is always going to be pressure, nerves and excitement". That's what we are trying to instil into the team.
A coming together with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos saw Salah's shoulder awkwardly lock before taking the weight of the Egyptian as he fell.
For the team itself, the Salah-Kadyrov handshake was far less important than whether their star will recover from a shoulder injury to feature in Egypt's opening match against Uruguay on Friday in Ekaterinburg.
Since, Salah has been working hard to alleviate the ligament damage sustained and get back to full fitness ahead of the tournament.
Salah had a sensational season under Jurgen Klopp this year, with the Egypt global expected to play a huge part in the country's third world cup appearance in Russian Federation.