Sadio Mane's chances of making the World Cup with Senegal appear to be diminishing after he suffered a knee injury against Werder Bremen.
The Bayern Munich forward was forced off injured after just 20 minutes as Die Roten thrashed Werder Bremen 6-1 on Tuesday evening, with head coach Julian Nagelsmann confirming it as a tibia issue.
GOAL understands that Mane underwent tests this morning, which have set an initial recovery period of 3-4 weeks. The Senegal international will undergo further testing to better understand the recovery time and see if there is a chance he can make the World Cup. While it is not yet certain that he'll miss the tournament, it is very likely.
Bayern have released an official statement confirming that Mane will be unavailable for the Bundesliga clash with Schalke this weekend.
"Sadio Mane suffered an injury to his right fibula during FC Bayern's 6:1 win against Werder Bremen. 'Africa's Footballer of the Year' is out for the match against FC Schalke this Saturday," the statement reads. "Further examinations will follow in the next few days, FC Bayern will exchange information with the medical side of the Senegalese Football Association."
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