Bayern Munich have announced that forward Sadio Mane has undergone a successful surgery due to the knee injury he sustained during Bayern Munich’s 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen on November 8.
The Senegalese talisman underwent the surgery on Thursday evening in Innsbruck and will miss the World Cup with Senegal.
A Bayern Munich statement read: “Sadio Mane was in Innsbruck on Thursday evening.
“He had a successful operation conducted by Prof. Christian Fink and Dr. Andy Williams from London.
“During the procedure, a tendon was reattached to the right fibula head.
“The FC Bayern attacking player is no longer available for the Senegal national team for the World Cup and will begin his rehabilitation in Munich in the coming days.”
The reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions, Senegal, are in Group A.
Their first game of the World Cup is against the Netherlands on Monday.
That is followed by a game against the hosts Qatar on November 25 and Ecuador on November 29.
The 30-year-old was central in February as Senegal won their first-ever AFCON. He scored the winning penalty as the Lions of Teranga defeated Egypt in a shoot-out in the final.
Sadio Mane was again crucial two months later, when his decisive spot-kick was enough to qualify his country for Qatar against the same Pharaohs of Egypt.