After his recent recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
to his knee and his return to normal trainings, Ahly's unlucky midfielder Mohamed Mahmoud
has sustained the same injury but in the other leg.
"Doctor Ihab Ali has confirmed that Mohamed Mahmoud is suffering from an ACL injury," the player's agent Nader Shawki told reporters early on Thursday.
"We have started the process to send the player to Germany to start a new recovery programme with German doctor Andreas Weiler," he added.
"The players is expected to be out of action from another eight to nine months," the agent announced.
The 20-year-old midfielder left Wednesday's training session and went to the hospital to undergo medical scans on his injured knee.
Mahmoud, who joined Ahly in January, had been sidelined for nine months after he sustained an ACL injury to his knee during the league match against Smouha in January.
The Cairo giants announced the signing of Mahmoud on 1 December for a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The attacking midfielder, who rose to prominence this season with some fine displays in the heart of Wadi Degla's midfield, earned a call-up to Egypt's squad under former Mexican coach Javier Aguirre.
Mahmoud made his international debut in Egypt's 2-0 victory over eSwatini in the African Nations Cup qualifiers last year.
Ahly are currently third on the Egyptian Premier League table with nine points from only three games, with two games in hand, two points behind leaders Pyramids FC, who played two games more.
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