Pyramids FC keeper El-Shennawi faces months out with suspected ACL rupture

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Jul 2021

El-Shennawi will undergo further scans in the coming days to fully determine the extent of the injury

Pyramids FC Keeper Ahmed El-Shennawi (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Pyramids keeper Ahmed El-Shennawi is likely to miss the rest of the season after scans revealed that he is suffering a suspected rupture in the anterior curciate ligament of his knee, the club said on Tuesday.

El-Shennawi will undergo further scans in the coming days to fully determine the extent of the injury, the club added.

The 29-year-old twisted his left knee in Pyramids' 1-1 draw with Enppi in an Egyptian Premier League game on Sunday. He was immediately taken off, making way for Sherif Ekramy, who was dropped to the bench recently after a series of error-prone displays. 

El-Shennawi came across as a promising keeper in 2011 when he started his international career with Egypt against Brazil in a friendly game.

His career was hampered by several injuries, most notably in 2018 when he ruptured the curciate ligament of his knee just before the World Cup to miss out on the tournament. 

El-Shennawi joined Pyramids FC from Cairo giants Zamalek in the summer of 2018.

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