Bayern Munich striker Mane named in Senegal squad despite leg injury

Sadio Mane has been included in Senegal’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar despite suffering an injury scare on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old forward was forced off in the first half of Bayern Munich’s 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen.

The German champions said he had an injury “to the head of his right fibula” and will miss Saturday’s game against Schalke.

Senegal begin their Group A campaign against the Netherlands on 21 November.

“We are monitoring the situation and have sent one of our doctors to assess him,” Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said at a press conference in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday.

“On Thursday, Sadio spent the whole day in Munich before travelling to Austria for further tests. The good news is that he does not need an operation.

“We want the situation to evolve in two-three weeks. I don’t want to rule him out.”