Egyptian fans will be crossing their fingers as medical staff are still unsure about whether or not talisman Mohamed Salah will be able to take to the field against Uruguay in the North African nation's 2018 Fifa World Cup opener.
The Egyptian government, meanwhile, shows zero tolerance for political Islam and has for years been fighting an insurgency led by Islamic militants.
Salah sustained the injury in clash with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final in May 26th, casting a doubt over his hopes of leading the Egyptian challenge at Russian Federation 2018.
"Maybe he could start on the bench, but a final decision has not been made yet, ' the Pharaohs" team doctor, Mohamed Abouelela, said on Monday.
Salah jogged for about 30 minutes on Monday as his teammates trained on the same pitch in Grozny for the match in Ekaterinburg.
The Egyptian scored 44 goals for Liverpool in 2017/18 in what was a truly remarkable season for the speedy winger. So I thought to myself, I have quite a few games to play before the end of the season, I can break the all-time record!
"We will not pressure Mohamed".
Alongside that, the former Borussia Dortmund attacker, who became the world's second most expensive player last summer following his £135.5m switch to the Camp Nou - subsequently dropping to fourth following the switches of Kylian Mbappe and Philippe Coutinho - has also found it hard to adapt his game to La Liga and Barca's style of play.