Sadio Mane has sustained a fibula injury which saw him hobble off the pitch during Tuesday night’s win over Werder Bremen, with Bayern Munich confirming he will undergo further.Bayern Munich issue Sadio Mane statement after injury threatens Senegal World Cup place
Sadio Mane has sustained an injury to his fibula and will miss Bayern Munich ‘s game with Schalke this weekend, the club have announced.
The forward was forced off after 20 minutes in his side’s win over Werder Bremen on Tuesday night which cast major doubt over his World Cup hopes. Senegal will head to Qatar as Africa’s champions and begin their tournament in less than a fortnight with a game against the Netherlands.
It leaves Mane, who is his country’s leading superstar, with little time to recover before the World Cup kicks-off. Bayern have confirmed the 30-year-old will undergo further examinations as they remain in dialogue with Senegal and their medical department ahead of the tournament.
A club statement read: “Sadio Mané suffered an injury to his right fibula head at #FCBSVW. He is out for the game against Schalke. Further examinations will follow in the next few days, FC Bayern will be in contact with the medical side of the Senegalese Football Association.”
Senegal’s first game is on November 21 before they take on the hosts Qatar on November 25. They then round out their group campaign against Ecuador four days later.
Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann said after Mane sustained the injury: “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.” His assistant, Dino Toppmoller, was more upbeat however, stating: “He got hit in the leg, which caused a little nerve pain. Nothing too serious. His participation in the World Cup shouldn’t be in jeopardy.