SADIO MANE suffered a major World Cup scare after limping off injured playing for Bayern Munich.
Just 13 days out from Senegal’s first match in Qatar, the striker was forced off around 20 minutes into his side’s match with Werder Bremen.
The former Liverpool player sat down on the turf with a knock to his leg during the first half.
He tried to continue after medical treatment but a decision was made for him to come off.
He was replaced with Leroy Sane.
As he left the pitch Mane appeared to be limping.
Rather than take his place on the bench the 30-year-old immediately headed down the tunnel.
Speaking after the game, Bayern assistant coach Dino Toppmoller looked to play down the severity of the injury.
He said Mane suffered a slight nerve pinch but it wasn’t too serious and his World Cup shouldn’t be at risk.
However Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann confirmed after the match that the winger will “have an x-ray”.
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The sight of Mane going off injured will be hugely worrying for Senegal who are in Group A at the World Cup.
They start their campaign against the Netherlands on November 21.
Host nation Qatar will be next up on November 25 before their final group game against Ecuador.
Were Mane to miss the World Cup due to injury he would join a host of star names who won’t be taking part at the tournament.
Just for England, Reece James is a major doubt and Ben Chilwell, Kalvin Phillips and Emile Smith Rowe definitely aren’t going.
N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba miss out for France, While Timo Werner of Germany and Diogo Jota of Portugal are among those who are sidelined.