Zamalek winger Hazem Emam will likely miss the start of the domestic season, out for three weeks due to a muscle injury.
The 25-year-old failed to complete Zamalek's training session last Monday, citing groin pains.
The team's doctor, Moustafa El-Mounayeri, revealed on Thursday that Emam would need three weeks of treatment to recover from a groin tear.
Domestic league play begins on 26 December.
Emam was instrumental in Zamalek's triumphant Egypt Cup campaign. He also impressed in last month's World Cup playoff against Ghana.
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