Sporting Braga striker Ahmed 'Kouka' Hassan will not be available for Egypt's opening two games in the African Nations Cup qualifiers after undergoing a knee surgery on Wednesday.
Egypt will host Kenya on 14 November before facing Comoros away from home four days later.
Kouka was among six foreign-based players called up by Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry for the two games.
Braga announced on Wednesday that the player will be sidelined for around six weeks.
The 24-year-old has 25 international caps, scoring five goals.
He has scored only one goal in seven appearances with Braga so far this season.
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