Sadio Mane, a Senegalese football star, has reportedly been ruled out of Senegal’s World Cup campaign in Qatar after limping off during Bayern Munich’s match against Werder Bremen on Tuesday, November 9.
The former Liverpool forward was substituted after only 20 minutes of Bayern’s 6-1 victory over Bremen on Tuesday night.
According to L’Equipe, he will play no part in the competition, dealing the reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions a massive blow.
In the group stage, Senegal will face Holland, Ecuador, and hosts Qatar.
Mane is believed to have suffered a tendon injury and will be out for’several weeks,’ according to L’Equipe, giving his national team coach Aliou Cisse a major headache just days before announcing his World Cup squad.
After initially saying he had taken a blow to his tibia, Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann said the player would have an X-ray to determine the extent of the injury – and that he was hopeful it was ‘not a big injury.’
‘He took a knock to the head of his tibia,’ he said. ‘It’s always uncomfortable. He has to have an X-ray. I hope nothing is wrong.
‘I didn’t see him after the game, I hope it’s not a big injury. But I don’t know at the moment’, the Bayern boss continued. ‘We’ll see tomorrow and then give an update.’
Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern from Liverpool in the summer for £35 million, has been an exciting player for his new club in his first season in Germany. He has 11 goals and four assists in 23 appearances across all competitions.