Salah heads to Spain to undergo treatment

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Sergio Ramos (L) of Real Madrid hugs Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine on May 26, 2018. Real Madrid claimed the title with 3-1. (Xinhua/Wuzhuang)

Liverpool's Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah will commence his treatment of shoulder injury in Spain on Tuesday, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Monday.

The 25-year-old suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday's European Champions League final against Real Madrid and had to leave the pitch in the 31st minute after a tough challenge from Sergio Ramos.

Chairman of the EFA Hany Abu Rida and doctor of the Egyptian national team Mohamed Abou-Ela will travel to Spain on Wednesday to follow up Salah's rehabilitation, EFA said on its website.

The Egyptian soccer superstar, who scored 44 goals for the Reds this season, has relieved his worried fans with a post on Twitter on Sunday, saying he is confident that he will be in Russia for the World Cup championship.

"Your love and support will give me the strength I need," the English Premier League 2018 player of the year added.

On Sunday, the EFA revealed that Liverpool officials said scans showed that the injury is a sprain of the shoulder joint ligaments.

Iconic Salah, the 2018 best African footballer, is seen by all Egyptians as a national hero who finally secured his country a seat in the world's top soccer competition after 28 years of absence.

Egyptian minister of sports, Khaled Abdel-Azizi, said on Sunday that Salah needs two weeks to fully recover from his injury, which means he can play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia that will start next month. 

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