However, the team revealed in a press conference on Thursday that further scans on the two-time African player of the year showed he would require surgery for the injury and would not be able to play in Qatar.
Sadio Mane: Senegal forward to miss World Cup due to injury suffered playing for Bayern Munich
Sadio Mane ruled out of the World Cup for Senegal with injury; forward sustained leg injury in Bayern Munichs win over Werder Bremen last week; Senegal face the Netherlands in their first Group A match on Monday followed by games against hosts Qatar ...
Mane suffers ultimate heartbreak as Senegal confirm surgery
Mané was injured in a German league game between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen on Nov. 8. Most of Senegal's squad arrived in Qatar for the World Cup on Sunday. The team's first game in Qatar is against the Netherlands on Monday.