Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has undergone an X-ray to determine the seriousness of the injury he picked up in Senegal’s 1-1 draw against Togo.
The 29-year-old had to be substituted midway through the first half, following a clash with a defender. It is not entirely clear what type of injury Mane has sustained but it is believed to be either a rib or hip issue.
Some supporters on Twitter are very frustrated that Mane has been sidelined whilst on international duty. Others are just hoping he is alright:
I hate International Football 😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤
— Yardie74💙💚 (@Yardie742) November 11, 2021
— – S e y j i t h – (@Seyjith) November 11, 2021
Is Liverpool cursed ??? Enough with the injuries, it’s so last season!!
— john martin (@anfield1564) November 11, 2021
We hope it is not serious
— Devdastroddy (@devdastroddy) November 11, 2021
The season is over I’m afraidd
— FEMi of CaNaDa 🇨🇦 (@belafeid_) November 12, 2021
Oh hope he is ok
— englishjen (@englishjen2) November 11, 2021
They had qualified already,, there’ was no need for him to start
— Gerald’s Great Bisaso (@s_bisaso11) November 12, 2021
This is not good
— 🐝💤 (@tonyb89) November 12, 2021
Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse played down Mane’s injury after the match, saying he was taken off as a “precaution” but the fact that he has undergone a scan may suggest otherwise.
Liverpool play their next match against Arsenal in a week’s time and it will be hoped that the forward is available to take his place in the starting lineup for the game.