Egypt's Hegazi missed EFL Cup game due to muscular injury, says West Brom coach

Ahram Online , Thursday 17 Sep 2020

Hegazi missed many matches last season due to several injuries as he participated in only 18 matches

Ahmed Hegazi
Football Soccer - Premier League - West Bromwich Albion vs AFC Bournemouth - West Bromwich, Britain - August 12, 2017 West Bromwich Albion’s Ahmed Hegazy in action with Bournemouth's Joshua King (Reuters)

West Bromwich coach Slaven Bilic revealed that a muscular injury that prevented his Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi from participating in their first two games of the season.

The Egyptian international was among the substitutes but didn’t participate during the first round of the PL against Leicester City on Sunday. Meanwhile, he was ruled out from the team’s squad list against Harrogate Town in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

“Hegazi was benched on Sunday, then he trained on Monday with the players who didn’t participate against Leicester, but he suffered from an injury in the hamstring muscle during the training which resulted not calling him among the squad playing in the EFL Cup game,” Slaven told English local media.

“The medical staff did not realize the extent of the injury on Monday and Tuesday, it is expected that the injury will not be tough, as he didn’t sprint for a long distance until he injured his hamstring in a disturbing way,” he added.

The 29-year-old defender, who joined the Premier League club in 2017 coming from the Cairo giants Ahly, missed many matches last season due to several injuries as he participated in only 18 matches.

West Bromwich Albion, which won promotion back to the Premier League after a two-year absence, are scheduled to face Everton on Sunday in matchday 2.

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