It was confirmed that the Saudi national team and Al-Ahly club goalkeeper, Muhammad Al-Owais, was absent for a long time, after the tests he underwent yesterday, Wednesday, after he was injured in the “Green” match against China in the World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.
The Saudi Federation said in a statement: “The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed on the player Mohammed Al-Owais, after the injury he sustained during the national team match on Tuesday, confirmed the presence of an injury to the inner collateral ligament of the left knee.”
And press reports indicated that Al-Owais, 30, will miss two months from the stadiums.
Al-Owais suffered a severe injury after a joint ball with Elkeson, the striker of the Chinese team, and the Saudi goalkeeper fell to the ground, holding his knee.
Attempts by the medical system to treat Al-Owais failed, so French coach Herve Renard made an emergency change to substitute goalkeeper Fawaz Al-Qarni in the 69th minute, before the latter made a fatal mistake in receiving the second Chinese goal.
The Saudi team led the second group, three points behind Australia, after its difficult victory over its guest, the Chinese team 3-2 at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, in the qualifiers for the decisive round of qualifying for the World Cup finals “Qatar 2022”.
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