Sadio Mane injured for Bayern ahead of World Cup

Sadio Mane injured for Bayern ahead of World Cup

MUNICH (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mane was injured during a game for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen on Tuesday, 13 days until his national team plays its first World Cup game.

Mane was replaced by Leroy Sane in the 20th minute after what appeared to be a problem around his right knee. He had earlier collapsed in apparent displeasure while sprinting to pressure the opposition.

Mane has played every game for Senegal this year and scored the winning penalty to beat Egypt in the African Cup of Nations final. He joined Bayern from Liverpool in June in a deal worth 41 million euros ($41.3 million), subject to performance-related bonuses.

Senegal open their campaign against the Netherlands in Group A on November 21, before playing hosts Qatar and then Ecuador.

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