Liverpool forward Sadio Mane fractures thumb in African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan

Khartoum: Sadio Mane has broken a bone in his left hand while away with Senegal for African Cup of Nations qualifiers and won't play against Sudan on Tuesday.

File image of Sadio Mane. Reuters

File image of Sadio Mane. Reuters

Senegal team doctor Abdourahmane Fedior says the Liverpool forward was injured in the home qualifier against Sudan on Saturday, when Senegal won 3-0. Senegal coach Aliou Cisse confirmed Mane won't be considered for the return game in Khartoum although he has still traveled to Sudan with the squad.

Fedior says Mane had an x-ray on Monday after arriving in Sudan. It revealed a fracture of his left thumb, which has been strapped.

Mane's fellow Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, was also injured in African Cup qualifiers. He picked up a leg injury playing for Egypt last week and has returned to Liverpool, missing Tuesday's game in Swaziland.

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Updated Date: Oct 16, 2018 16:37:30 IST

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