The Bayern Munich striker sustained an injury to his fibula during the club’s 6-1 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Tuesday, November 8, and it will require weeks of recovery.
Widespread reports in both France and Germany have already ruled out the 30-year-old’s involvement in Qatar.
Bayern has confirmed the 30-year-old will undergo further examinations as they remain in dialogue with Senegal and their medical department ahead of the tournament.
The statement read;
“Sadio Mané suffered an injury to his right fibula head at #FCBSVW. He is out for the game against Schalke. Further examinations will follow in the next few days, FC Bayern will be in contact with the medical side of the Senegalese Football Association.”
Sadio Mane suffered an injury to his right fibula during #FCBSVW. He will miss the game against Schalke. Further examinations will follow in the coming days, and FC Bayern are in contact with the medical staff of the Senegalese Football Association.
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) November 9, 2022
Speaking after Mane sustained the injury, Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann said;
“It’s always uncomfortable. He has to have an X-ray. I hope nothing is wrong. I didn’t see him after the game, I hope it’s not a big injury. But I don’t know at the moment.”
His assistant, Dino Toppmoller, was more upbeat, however, stating: “He got hit in the leg, which caused a little nerve pain. Nothing too serious. His participation in the World Cup shouldn’t be in jeopardy.”
Senegal will head to Qatar as Africa’s champions and begin their tournament in less than a fortnight with a game against the Netherlands.
Their first game is on November 21 before they take on the hosts Qatar on November 25. They then round out their group campaign against Ecuador four days later.