In the latest developments it has been revealed that Senegal’s forward Sadio Mane is officially out of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
This news will ripple down thousands of fans who were rooting for Senegal and their hero Sadio Mane. It will be unfortunate to see him not be present for his team on the field.
The Senegal team held a news conference ahead of the world cup which is due to star this weekend. In that conference they shared key details regarding the player’s absence.
Manuel Afonso on Sadio Mane injury
“The latest news has arrived just now, and since the injury to Sadio Mane which happened on Nov. 8, we made contact very quickly with Bayern Munich to have the information,” Senegal team doctor Manuel Afonso told reporters.
“The next day, the club communicated to us the images of the first MRI he undertook, which showed an injury to his right knee and for which we went to examine the player and take another look at the images right at the heart of the club.
“This is why I travelled on the 10th and 11th of November to get all of his data. It was decided to undergo another MRI today [Nov. 17] to understand the evolution and determine whether or not it was possible for Sadio Mane to keep his place at the World Cup.
“And, sadly, today’s MRI has shown that the evolution is not as favorable as we’d have imagined, and so we’ve resolved — sadly — to declare that Mane is forfeit for this World Cup, and normally a surgical intervention will be scheduled very shortly.”
Sadio Mane injury details
Mane suffered a big injury during Bayern’s 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen. The Senegalese captain was forced off from the field in the early stage of that game. And since then, was in serious doubt for the world cup.
The first team announcement of Senegal gave hope to many. It named Mane as their captain. The happiness was short lived though. and now Senegal will have to spare without Sadio Mane.
They will play their opening fixture against the host side Qatar on the opening day. Following that they will faceoff against Ecuador.