McGinn was just weeks away from returning from a broken ankle before the postponement of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"We went through a tough period before the season stopped," said Elmohamady.
"This break would allow the likes of John McGinn, who is a key player for us, get back to full fitness and help us for the final 10 games.
"I do believe we can come back fresh and that this break was needed for us."
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