Egyptian player picks up ACL injury during quarantine training

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 5 Apr 2020

Haras El Hodoud defender Mohamed El-Zenary will undergo surgery next week following a knee injury he sustained while training at home

Haras El-Hodoud players in action in a league match against Ahly (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egyptian football player Mohamed El-Zenary announced Sunday that he sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury while training at home due to the coronavirus quarantine.

"Scans revealed that I had torn my anterior cruciate ligament after bruising my knee during a training session at home," explained the 21-year-old who currently plays as a defender for Egyptian Premier League side Haras El-Hodoud.

Earlier in March, all Egyptian football activities were suspended indefinitely over the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

"I will undergo a surgery next week and then will start a rehabilitation programme," the player added.

Ahead of the league's suspension, Haras El-Hodoud were at 12th place in the league table with 19 points from 17 matches, 30 points behind leaders and title holders Ahly.

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