St Petersburg: Mohamed Salah showed signs of discomfort with his injured left shoulder while taking part in Egypt's final training session before the team's World Cup match against Russia.
Salah didn't appear to be moving his shoulder fully during upper-body exercises on Monday.
Moments earlier, he took part in light jogging around the Saint Petersburg Stadium field and ran at the back of the group, with one coach gently nudging his left shoulder as the striker dribbled with a ball.
Salah, the Premier League's top scorer and player of the season, is recovering from injuring his shoulder while playing in last month's Champions League final.
He was an unused substitute in Egypt's first Group A game – a 1-0 loss to Uruguay last week.
"I hope he will be fit to play," Egypt coach Hector Cuper said before training began.
"I'm sure he will be able to play."
Salah has taken part in training the past two days.
"Salah is fit," Cuper said.
"In the previous match against Uruguay, we thought he was fit … we always carry out a last physical test before we (decide) the line-up."
Cuper made similar comments about Salah before the game against Uruguay but chose not to either start him or bring him off the bench.
Egypt struggled to create much in attack without its star forward.
Playing at their first World Cup since 1990, Egypt would be eliminated after two group games if they lose to Russia on Tuesday and Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
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