Released through injury during Bayern Munich’s victory against Werder Bremen (6-1) on Tuesday evening, the Senegalese Sadio Mane will not play in the 2022 FIFA
During the first-half of their Bundesliga encounter, the Senegal international limped off the pitch – after being assessed by Bayern’s medical staff – with a suspected leg injury.
Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann confirmed after the game the winger will ‘have an x-ray’ to further determine the extent of the injury with the World Cup commencing in less than two weeks time.
According to Eurosport, Nagelsmann said that Mane ‘took a knock to the head of his tibia. 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’, the Bayern boss continued. ‘We’ll see tomorrow and then give an update.’
Just 15 minutes into their encounter with Werder Bremen the 30-year-old went doing holding his right leg and signalled for Bayern’s medical team to come onto the pitch.
It’s clear that Nagelsmann didn’t want to risk furthering Mane’s injury and withdrew the Senegal star for former Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.