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Egypt defender Hegazy faces two weeks out after twisting ankle

The Fiorentina defender sustained the injury during Egypt’s friendly game against Uganda last Wednesday

Karim Farouk, Monday 19 Aug 2013
Ahmed Hegazy
Ahmed Hegazy (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt and Fiorentina defender Ahmed Hegazy will be out for at least two weeks after sustaining a knee injury while on international duty.

“Hegazy twisted his knee while playing for Egypt against Uganda on 14 August 2013. It was the same knee on which he previously underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery,” a statement on Fiorentina’s official website read on Monday.

The 22-year-old versatile defender was sidelined for more than five months after seriously injuring his knee in November 2012.

He returned to action in May and has featured in four games for the Pharaohs since then, including the friendly against Uganda.

“Following examinations by professor Pier Paolo Mariani [the doctor who operated on him], any serious injury has been ruled out. The player will follow a two-week programme of treatment and physiotherapy before having further tests,” the statement added.

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