Mane Suffers Injury Scare, Awaits X-Ray Results

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is awaiting the results of X-rays after suffering an injury scare on international duty with Senegal.

The 29-year-old was substituted in the 28th minute of Thursday’s match against Togo in African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

Mane looked to have hurt either a rib or his hip in a clash with a defender, but Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said his withdrawal was a precautionary measure.

Senegal put out a strong side in Togo despite already having qualified for next March’s play-offs, where the continent’s five representatives for the World Cup will be decided.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Watford forward Ismaila Sarr were also in the starting XI, which secured a point with a 93rd-minute equaliser from Habib Diallo.

Senegal complete their Group H campaign against Congo on Sunday.