Victim of a serious injury to the fibula, the Senegalese Sadio Mané will not be able to play in the 2022 World Cup. The Bayern Munich striker has undergone an operation which should keep him away from the field for almost three months. His participation in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain is therefore uncertain.
As feared, Sadio Mané had to forfeit the 2022 World Cup. His fibula injury initially prompted Senegal to wait. The African champion was considering starting the competition without the Bayern Munich forward, ahead of his potential return later in the tournament. But Teranga Lions doctor Manuel Afonso announced the bad news Thursday at a press conference.
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” Since Sadio Mané’s injury, we had contacted Bayern Munich to get the information first.said the doctor. And the next day, the club had sent us the images of his first MRI he had had, which showed an injury to his right knee. And for which they invited us to go and examine the player and re-examine the images within the club. This is why I traveled on November 10 and 11 to have all this data. »
” It had been concluded to redo an MRI today (Thursday) to check the evolution and to find out if Sadio Mané could take his place at the World Cuphe continued. Unfortunately the MRI shows that the evolution is not favorable as we had imagined. Unfortunately, we decide to declare Sadio’s package for this World Cup. Surgery should be scheduled very soon. »
Mané absent for three months
According to the German daily Bild, Sadio Mané has been operated on. An intervention that should keep him away from the field for almost three months, until mid-February. Apart from the blow for Senegal, it’s also bad news for Bayern Munich as their summer recruit could miss the Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Paris Saint-Germain on February 14. If the announced deadlines are respected, the former Liverpool player will be back by the return match scheduled for March 8 at the Allianz Arena.