CAIRO: Zamalek striker Amr Zaki will be sidelined for two to three weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury during Egypt s 1-0 defeat to Algeria in Wednesday s World Cup playoff.
Zaki is suffering from a torn hamstring, Zamalek doctor Mostafa Al-Monayeri told FilGoal.com.
The combative frontman was replaced at halftime as Egypt s hopes of reaching their first World Cup since 1990 were demolished at the hands of fierce rivals Algeria.
He will miss several Egyptian Premier League games for Zamalek, starting with Wednesday s tie at home to Ghazl Mahalla.
Zaki has struggled to hit top form since ending his season-long loan with English side Wigan Athletic last term.
The 26-year-old, who was on target as Egypt defeated Algeria 2-0 last week to force a playoff in Sudan, is yet to open his Zamalek account this season.