SADIO MANE: SENEGAL FORWARD TO MISS WORLD CUP DUE TO INJURY SUFFERED PLAYING FOR BAYERN MUNICH
Sadio Mane ruled out of World Cup for Senegal with injury; forward sustained issue in Bayern Munich’s win over Werder Bremen last week; Mane underwent surgery on Thursday evening; Senegal face Netherlands in first Group A match on Monday followed by games against hosts Qatar and Ecuador
The 30-year-old picked up an injury to his right fibula in Bayern’s 6-1 Bundesliga win over Werder Bremen last Tuesday.
Despite the injury, Mane was named in Senegal’s 26-man squad for the World Cup but the former Liverpool forward will not feature in Qatar after being unable to recover from the injury.
After Senegal confirmed Mane would be unable to feature in the World Cup, Bayern revealed he had undergone “successful” surgery in Austria on Thursday evening.
A statement from the German champions said: “Sadio Mane underwent successful surgery in Innsbruck by Prof Christian Fink and Dr Andy Williams from London on Thursday evening.
“During the operation, a tendon was reattached to the head of his right fibula. The Bayern forward will therefore no longer be available to play for Senegal at the World Cup and will begin his rehab in Munich in the next few days.”