Al Ahly News: Ramadan Sobhi injury update and player’s European ambition

Al Ahly ace Ramadan Sobhi has updated his injury situation and set sight on playing in Europe again. The 23-year-old joined Al Ahly this season on a season long loan move from Huddersfield in December 2018 and began life at Cairo International Stadium very well only sustaining a muscular tear injury in training in December 2019.

Lack of enough rest may be big part in Sobhi’s injury after helping Egypt U-23s to wining the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations and quickly returned to action for Al Ahly domestic and continental assignment without enough rest.

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The play-maker has been out of action for three months now, more than the expected return date due to the severity of the injury. The Egyptian wizard has made a big step to full recovering and talked up his injury situation in an interview with Ontime Sports TV.

“The long absence was due to several reasons as I [played a huge role] in the U23 African Cup of Nations last year and then I resumed matches with Ahly without sufficient rest,” said Sobhi.

“The coach told me that he is obliged to depend on me after the league’s resumption following the Africa Cup of Nations as I played many successive matches.

“The injury was a severe one. It was a muscular tear, not just a strain like what was reported.

“The medical staff diagnosed the injury perfectly and the doctor told me at the time that I will be sidelined for eight weeks, but the absence lasted more as I felt more pains.

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“I preferred not to risk myself until full recovery but sadly the league was suspended.”

The 23-year-old has opted to stay beyond his loan spell at Ahly but also highlighted his dream to return back and shine on European soil where he has already played for Stoke City and Huddersfield in the English Premier League.

“I want to stay with Ahly, but resuming my European career is my priority. Playing and shining in Europe is my dream,” he continued.

“My loan spell will end on June 31, but it may be extended to continue both the domestic league and the African Champions League with the team.”

Sobhi began his career with leading Egyptian club Ahly SC of Cairo, making his professional debut in February 2014. He established himself in the first team at the Cairo International Stadium and helped Al Ahly to win the Egyptian Premier League title in the 2013–14 and 2015–16 campaigns.

The 22-year-old has contributed to five goals and an assist in nine games played across all competitions this season.



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