CAIRO: Al Ahly assistant coach Hossam Al-Badri rebuffed rumors indicating that midfielder Mohamed Abou Treika suffered an injury setback during the team s training session on Thursday.
The talented playmaker pulled out of training amid reports that he has aggravated his groin injury.
Abou Treika is fully fit, he just feared the injury would strike him again so he opted not to continue the training session, Al-Badri told FilGoal.com.
The Egypt international playmaker initially sustained the injury in an Egyptian League game against Asyut Petroleum last January.
Whilst on road to recovery, Abou Treika suffered a setback in training last month.
Meanwhile, Al Ahly technical staff has fined stand-in goalkeeper Amir Abdul-Hamid LE 5,000 after he arrived late on Thursday and wasn t serious enough during training, according to the club s official website.