Egypt stand-in Keeper El-Shennawy sustains knee injury in training

Mohamad Mosselhi, Sunday 13 Jan 2013

Egypt goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy to undergo scans to find out the extent of a knee injury he sustained on Sunday

Ahmed El-Shenawy
Egypt's goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shenawy (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt’s stand-in goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy could not complete a training session on Sunday after picking up what looked like a serious knee injury.

The 22-year-old was carried off by his teammates after sustaining the injury. One day before Egypt meet the Ivory Coast in a friendly game in the United Arab Emirates.

Team doctors said El-Shennawy will undergo scans to determine the extent of the injury. They fear he could have ruptured cruciate knee ligaments, an injury that may rule him out of action for at least four months.

El-Shennawy, who is on loan at Cairo’s Zamalek from Port Said-based club Masry, has played in Egypt’s 3-0 loss to Ghana in a friendly game on Thursday.

He often plays second fiddle to veteran guardian Essam El-Hadary, who is widely considered as the best keeper in Egypt’s history.

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