Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will be ruled out of the World Cup this summer after suffering an injury to his shoulder during the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday, according to reports.
The Egyptian winger went down under a challenge from Sergio Ramos early in the first half and despite battling to stay on the pitch, Salah was substituted due to his injury - leaving the pitch in tears.
Journalist Adriano Del Monte cited BBC Sport's report that Salah has picked up a dislocated shoulder, which can take up to 16 weeks to completely recover from.
Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hand of Real Madrid in the Champions League final, with the focus largely surrounding goalkeeper Loris Karius after two high profile errors gifted Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale each a goal at the Olympic National Sports Complex in Ukraine.
Former Tottenham winger Bale also scored one of the greatest goals ever scored in Europe's elite competition, firing an audacious bicycle kick past Karius with what proved to be the winning goal of the game.
But attention for Liverpool fans can now turn back to the wellbeing of their talisman following his injury on Saturday.
Salah guided Egypt to the World Cup with a number of outstanding displays during the long qualifying process, and fans have been eager to see how the 25-year-old would perform on the biggest stage of them all following his incredible campaign with Liverpool.
However, hopes that Salah would light up the competition in Russia, just as he has did in the Premier League and Champions League, appear to be over after the Egyptian reportedly suffered a dislocated shoulder on Saturday.