Salah suffered the agonizing injury during the Champions League final on Saturday, when Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos took down the Liverpool attacker in the 31st minute of the match.
Despite his best efforts to play on, Salah accepted defeat and walked off the pitch, clearly in a lot of pain, crying – while Ramos watched on — Liverpool went on to lose the cup final in a humiliating 3-1 defeat.
Now experts are questioning whether Salah will be able to play in the World Cup, which is just weeks away – sparking tsunami of reaction on social media as fans expressed their anger at Spaniard, Ramos, for what many say was excessive aggression and the referee for not calling a foul.
“Sergio Ramos, deliberately looks to hurt Mo Salah shoulder, you don’t put somebody into a arm lock like that by accident, disgusting,” GeorgeBakhos1 tweeted.
#راموس_الكلب you have any idea what you’ve done? @MoSalah is not only Liverpool player. He is way more than that to us. He is our brother. A brother to 100 million Egyptian. He is the only reason that makes that 100 million smile. WE’LL RAIN DOWN UNGODLY FIRESTORM UPON YOU. pic.twitter.com/jLh5haqXvm— mohamed el banhawy (@elpnhawy) May 26, 2018
"Curse the ancestry that brought you to life, Ramos you buffalo," Karl Sharro tweeted.
يلعن مرقد ابو سلالة يلي خلفوك يا راموس يا جاموس— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) May 26, 2018
One user even wrote a letter addressed to Ramos on how he “injured not Mo Salah but the hearts of football fans around the world.”
Dear Ramos,— mahmoud salem (@salemdds2017) May 27, 2018
thanks for ruined this beautiful game of us football lovers. Kindly be informed that, you injured not Mo Salah but the hearts of football fans around the world. You might be seen in the eyes of Madrid fans as hero for such a dirty trick,
"My blood is burning, Ramos you son of a dog," tweeted IbrahimFayek.
دمي محروق.. يا راموس يا بن الكلب— إبراهيم فايق (@IbrahimFayek) May 26, 2018
"Your tears are precious to us, God willing it isn't a serious injury and you will raise the trophy. Ramos you son of a dog, I hope you get paralyzed," an angry user tweeted.
Salah’s injury even enlightened Muslims around the world, pushing them to head to the mosque and pray for the Egyptian.
overheard two Muslim dudes at 7/11 saying they’re going to taraweeh for the first time because they need to make dua for Mo Salah......— Sarah (@karahshan) May 27, 2018
i love being Muslim
Mo Salah has finally united the Muslim Ummah against one common enemy - Sergio Ramos.#UCLfinal— Rafay Rahman (@RafayRahman) May 27, 2018
Pictures of the incident went viral, with memes of Ramos flooding twitter and Instagram homepages.
The dog pic.twitter.com/vUmNgnmbQM— Mahmoud shahin (@Mahmoud74198998) May 27, 2018