Egyptian player injured in quarantine training

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A player for Egyptian Premier League club Haras El-Hodoud suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury while training on his own at home due to the coronavirus quarantine.

Egypt’s newspaper Ahram reports that Mohamed El-Zenary, the 21-year-old defender, picked the injury on Sunday.

“Scans revealed that I had torn my anterior cruciate ligament after bruising my knee during a training session at home,” he said.

Now with the league suspended in Egypt, El-Zenary said he has enough time to recover from the injury. The league in Egypt was suspended last month.

“I will undergo a surgery next week and then will start a rehabilitation programme,” he said.

At the time of the league suspension, El-Hodoud were on 12th place of the 18-member league log table with 19 points from 17 games, 30 points behind leaders Al Ahly. Masr anchor the table with 11 points from 17 games.

Egyptian Football Association announced the suspension of all football related activities for 15 more days from March 24 2020, having earlier shelved football activities for 15 days from March 15.

Egypt has registered 85 deaths from 1,322 Covid-19 cases.

Peter Kanjere

FARPost’s Africa correspondent

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