The Saudi Football Association club announced in an official statement today, Friday, that its Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy has successfully operated on his cruciate ligament in the British capital London.
Ahmed Hegazi suffered a severe knee injury during his team’s match against Al-Faihaa (1-0) in the penultimate round of the last season of the Saudi Professional League Roshan, in which Al-Masri played a major role in the victory. the title of “brigadier” and ascent to the podium.
The Ittihad Jeddah club said in an official statement via its Twitter account that Ahmed Hegazy, 32, successfully underwent cruciate ligament surgery last Wednesday in the British capital London.
📝 Successful Hijazi operation rice.twitter.com/yuiqihqAoO
– Saudi Al Ittihad Club (@ittihad) June 9, 2023
Ahmed Hegazy will be out of stadiums for at least 6 months after cruciate ligament surgery.
And if Hijazi continues with Al Ittihad, he will not play in the 2023 Arab Clubs Cup tournament scheduled to be held in Saudi Arabia during the coming July and August and will not return until early next year.
The coaching staff of the Egyptian national team, led by the Portuguese Roy Vitoria, decided to exclude Hegazy from the final list of pharaohs for the current June training camp.
The Egyptian national team is preparing for the game with Guinea, which will be held on June 14 as part of the fifth round of the qualifying matches of the African Cup of Nations final in Côte d’Ivoire.
Al Ittihad fans have expressed deep regret via Twitter on social media and some of them have demanded that the player continue until he recovers from his injury in appreciation for what he has done with the team since joining her ranks.
News of Hegazy’s injury due to a cruciate ligament cut spoiled the celebration of a historic deal at club Al Ittihad last Tuesday by officially announcing the contract of veteran French striker Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.