The damage to the Bayern Munich ahead is a crushing blow to Senegal’s probabilities at Qatar 2022.
Senegal ahead Sadio Mane is not going to play on the Qatar 2022 World Cup attributable to a leg damage, the group’s physician has mentioned.
“Sadly, as we speak’s [Thursday] MRI exhibits us that the development shouldn’t be as beneficial as we imagined and sadly, we now have to withdraw Sadio from the World Cup,” mentioned Manuel Afonso in a video on the official Senegal Twitter account on Thursday. He added that surgical procedure should be executed quickly.
Mane has been dominated out of the match due to an damage to his proper fibula, the nation’s soccer federation mentioned, which was sustained whereas taking part in for Bayern Munich in opposition to Werder Bremen throughout a German league recreation on November 8.
Most of Senegal’s squad arrived in Qatar for the World Cup on Sunday. The group’s first recreation in Qatar is in opposition to the Netherlands on Monday.
Senegal performs host Qatar 4 days after it faces the Netherlands. Its remaining recreation in Group A is in opposition to Ecuador on November 29.
Mane has been the group’s talisman, scoring the successful penalty on the Africa Cup of Nations remaining in Cameroon in February and 6 weeks later securing World Cup qualification. On each events, they edged out Egypt on post-match penalties.
Mane, 30, has twice been named African Footballer of the 12 months.