Senegal forward Sadio Mane ruled out of the world cup after surgery for an injury he sustained in Bundesliga.
Senegal forward Sadio Mane has undergone surgery on a knee injury he sustained playing for Bayern Munich and will miss the World Cup.
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Sadio Mane ruled out of the world cup
On Tuesday, Senegal’s football federation said Mane, 30, would miss their “first games” at the tournament.
But a further MRI scan was completed on Thursday that showed surgical intervention was needed.
Mane was forced off during Bayern’s Bundesliga win over Werder Bremen on 8 November. There was slight hope that talisman would be fit enough to recover for the world cup.
However, Bayern Munich have confirmed the player “underwent successful surgery” on Thursday, to attach a tendon to the head of his right fibula and confirmed that Sadio Mane ruled out of the world cup.
“The forward will begin his rehab in Munich in the next few days,” the club added.
Senegal start their 2022 World Cup campaign against the Netherlands on Monday. The West Africans are in Group A with games against hosts Qatar (25 November) and Ecuador (29 November) to follow.