Senegal and Bayern Munich striker Sadio Mane won’t participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, his nation’s federation introduced on Thursday.
Mane, 30, picked up the injury in Bayern’s 6-1 win over Werder Bremen on Nov. 8. He was substituted on 20 minutes with the staff describing it the day after the match as an injury to the head of the fibula bone in his decrease proper leg.
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Despite the injury, Mane was nonetheless included in the Senegal squad for the World Cup and was anticipated to overlook a minimum of their first recreation of the match in opposition to the Netherlands on Nov. 20.
However, the staff revealed in a information convention on Thursday that additional scans on the two-time African participant of the 12 months confirmed that he would require surgical procedure for the injury and wouldn’t have the ability to play in Qatar.
“The newest information has arrived simply now, and since the injury to Sadio Mane which occurred on Nov. 8, we made contact in a short time with Bayern Munich to have the data,” Senegal staff physician Manuel Afonso informed reporters. “The subsequent day, the membership communicated to us the photos of the first MRI he undertook, which confirmed an injury to his proper knee and for which we went to look at the participant and take one other have a look at the photos proper at the coronary heart of the membership .
“This is why I traveled on the tenth and eleventh of November to get all of his knowledge. It was determined to endure one other MRI right now [Nov. 17] to grasp the evolution and decide whether or not or not it was attainable for Sadio Mane to maintain his place at the World Cup.
“And, sadly, right now’s MRI has proven that the evolution will not be as favorable as we would have imagined, and so we have resolved — sadly — to declare that Mane is forfeit for this World Cup, and usually a surgical intervention will probably be scheduled very quickly.”
Bayern confirmed in a while Thursday that Mane’s surgical procedure was profitable and he would quickly return to Munich.
“Sadio Mane underwent profitable surgical procedure in Innsbruck by Prof. Christian Fink and Dr. Andy Williams from London on Thursday night,” their assertion learn.
“During the operation, a tendon was reattached to the head of his proper fibula. The FC Bayern ahead will due to this fact now not be out there to play for Senegal at the World Cup and can start his rehab in Munich in the subsequent few days.”
Senegal will face hosts Qatar after which Ecuador in Group A after their opener in opposition to the Dutch.