Liverpool’ star Mohamed Salah was in tears as he was stretchered off the field at St James’ Park on Saturday night.
With Liverpool’s title hopes hanging in the balance, and the game against Newcastle finely poised at 2-2, their star man went down in a heap in the penalty area.
With controversy surrounding an incident involving a head injury to Jan Vertonghen in midweek, the medical staff took no chances, opting to take Salah straight off and replace him with Divock Origi.
Liverpool fans will now wait in hope that Salah is available for Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona on Tuesday, and for next weekend’s final Premier League game against Wolves. If Salah does have a concussion, it would mean a period of time out for the Egyptian.
A long ball came into the box, and Salah looked to get on the end of it. However, he was sandwiched between a defender and the goalkeeper, who caught him with his thigh as he went up to punch the ball.
Salah went down hard, and hit his head again when he hit the floor, and the referee immediately stopped the game due to the head injury.
The Liverpool forward received a standing ovation from both sets of supporters as he was carried off the pitch, and received words from Jurgen Klopp and Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez.