Sadio Mane has been ruled out of the World Cup due to injury.

Senegal have confirmed that Sadio Mane will miss the 2022 World Cup due to injury.

The Bayern Munich forward was initially expected to miss the tournament but has been named in Senegal’s final World Cup squad, although the African nation admitted he may have missed the opening few games. It is likely to be without.

However, Senegal have now conceded defeat in their efforts to get Mane back fit and have officially ruled him out of the tournament.

“Unfortunately, today’s MRI scan shows us that the evolution of the injury is not as positive as we had hoped and we unfortunately have to announce Sadio’s withdrawal from the World Cup,” team doctor Manuel Afonso said. .

Senegal have previously admitted they are willing to do whatever it takes to get Mane back in time, with senior officials even admitting they have consulted a witch doctor to help the Bayern forward’s recovery. had planned to use , but their efforts have been futile.

Mane was diagnosed with what Bayern described as a head injury to his right fibula following his side’s 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen on November 8, but the German side initially believed Mane The problem was little more than a knock.

However, reports soon emerged showing the extent of Mane’s injury and the timing of the problem ultimately cost Mane his second World Cup appearance.

Byrne later confirmed that Mane had undergone successful surgery on the problem, which could force him out for an extended period.

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