NEUSTIFT IM STUBAITAL (Austria), May 29 (Sputnik) - Spartak Moscow and Russia midfielder Aleksandr Samedov told Sputnik Tuesday that Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos's tackle of Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, that left the Egypt star injured, in Saturday's Champions League final was nothing more than a "game moment."
"The collision between Ramos and Salah was a game moment, nothing more. You can collide, fall and get up and nothing will happen. And you can fall on a flat surface and get a serious injury - no one is immune to that. I am pretty sure that Salah will be back before the World Cup begins," Samedov said.
Liverpool's 25-year-old top-scorer Salah injured his shoulder ligaments following a challenge with Spain defender Ramos in the first half of the game, which the Reds eventually lost 3-1.
Egyptian Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz has since said that it would take Salah around two weeks to recover and that he would be named in the country's final squad for the World Cup.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums across 11 Russian cities. Egypt will play in Group A along with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.