Russia flew out of the blocks in sensational fashion at their home World Cup but will have Mohamed Salah to contend with in St Petersburg.
The Egyptian Football Association said that Mohamed Salah could have lined up against Uruguay but "the coach did not want to take the risk".
Mohamed Salah spent Egypt's opening World Cup clash on the bench, a decision that backfired for coach Hector Cuper as Uruguay won 1-0.
Egypt star Mohamed Salah, injured in the Champions League final, will not start his side's World Cup opener.
Mohamed Salah is expected to be passed fit for Egypt to face Uruguay but his involvement will not change any plans, Diego Godin says.
Salah is expected to recover from his shoulder injury in time for Egypt's World Cup opener Friday.
The question of Mohamed Salah's fitness dominates the agenda ahead of Egypt's return to World Cup action against Uruguay.
Mohamed Salah is expected to recover from his shoulder injury in time for Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay.