Don’t touch it! Mo Salah in pain after over-joyed fan grab his shoulder for a quick selfie as he touches down Russia .
Mohamed Salah gave an indication into his injury recovery on Monday when he was forced to instruct an overeager Egypt supporter to get off his left shoulder.
The Pharoahs’ talisman was set upon by a fan as he departed Egypt’s team bus with the supporter taking his phone out to request a selfie.
In the process, the supporter embraced Salah and placed his hand on his shoulder, before the Liverpool star sought evasive action as he appeared in discomfort.
This fan forgot about Salah's shoulder injury! pic.twitter.com/jTFyLw5PPk
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The security guard promptly intervened and escorted Salah safely past the supporters gathered by the team bus and into a nearby facility.
The hopes of the north African nation are resting on Salah’s shoulders with the start of Egypt’s World Cup campaign now just four days away.
Salah faces a battle to be fit in time for Friday’s opener against Uruguay as he attempts to recover from the injury he sustained while playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Egypt’s official line is that they are hopeful Salah will be available but coach Hector Cuper insisted his side must learn not to depend on the forward.
It’s difficult to find anyone who can replace Salah,’ Cuper said. ‘But we have a substitute plan, because the team cannot depend on just one player.’
Salah revealed last week that Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos sent him a message to apologise for the challenge that resulted in the shoulder injury.
The 25-year-old had left the Kiev pitch in tears after the incident as he realised his World Cup hopes had been placed in jeopardy by Ramos’ cynical challenge.