Roma's Mohamed Salah an injury concern for Egypt ahead of Nations Cup

Mohamed Salah
Salah is a key player for both Roma and Egypt

Egypt international Mohamed Salah has suffered an ankle injury, just over a month before the start of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

His club Roma said the 24-year-old had tests on Thursday which revealed "a lesion of the ligament", adding the prognosis was a 21-day rest period.

Salah, who has nine goals in 16 games for the Italian side this season, was injured in training on Wednesday.

Egypt begin their Nations Cup campaign on 17 January against Mali.

The Pharaohs are in Group D, which is completed by Ghana and Uganda.

Hosts Gabon kick off the tournament on 14 January with a Group A match against Guinea-Bissau. The final will take place on 5 February.

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