Ahli striker Emad Meteb will not go under the knife as he is set for other treatment methods that would not keep him for long on the sidelines, according to medical chief Ihab Ali.
Meteb, who missed the Reds’ last two Champions League games, had been initially set for a surgery due to a nagging hamstring problem, a procedure that could have kept him out of action for three months.
But the Egypt international would now face a much shorter layoff as he is to undergo ‘ironing and injections’, a plan that would sideline him for just five days prior to rehab.
“We decided to treat Meteb by injections and ironing in Egypt instead of a surgery as he would need just five days before starting rehabilitation,” Ahli doctor Ali told FilGoal.com.
“Our aim is to prepare him for the derby against Zamalek in the group-stage last game (September 16).
“If his complaint resurfaced, we will consider other treatment plans.”
Meteb, 29, is renowned for his goalscoring prowess against Ahli’s arch-rivals Zamalek, having notched 10 goals with the first team against the Whites in all competitions.