It was a hard blow for the Senegalese fans around the world. The decision has been made, the nianthio will not participate in the world championship. His wound is much more serious and takes longer to heal.
The Senegalese international has suffered a serious injury to the fibula, he will not be able to compete in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. He underwent an operation that should upset him and keep him away from the football fields for almost three months according to the German daily Bild. Apart from the World Cup, even his participation in the eighth round of the Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain would be uncertain.
Manuel Afonso, the Teranga Lions doctor, announced the bad news this Thursday, November 17 at a press conference:
Since Sadio Mané’s injury, we had contacted Bayern Munich to get the latest information, the doctor said. And the next day, the club gave us images of his first MRI, which showed an injury to his right knee. And for which they invited us to examine the player and review the images within the club. Which is why I travelled on November 10 and 11 to get all this data.”
It was decided to redo an MRI today (Thursday) to monitor the evolution and to see if Sadio Mané could hold his place at the World Cup, he continued. Unfortunately the MRI shows that the evolution is not favorable as we had imagined. We resolve unfortunately to declare Sadio’s forfeit for this World Cup. Surgery should be scheduled very soon.”
As a reminder, the forward of Bayern Munich was injured on November 8, on the eve of the announcement of Senegal’s list for the World Cup, had still been selected by Aliou Cissé. It is now a definite draw for the world competition that opens in Qatar on Sunday 20 November and ends on Sunday 18 December.