Sadio Mane head injury: CAF doctor insists ‘Liverpool shouldn’t be worried’ after Senegal star’s head injury

Senegal’s medical team had to be given the benefit of the doubt over the decision to let Liverpool’s Sadio Mane play on after suffering a head injury in their AFCON victory over Cape Verde, says the medical doctor assigned to the tournament.

Mane clashed with Cape Verde keeper Vozinha as he chased down a kick from keeper Edouard Mendy in the second half, leaving both players down with head injuries.

Vozinha was concussed and stumbled around the field for several minutes before being persuaded to go off by his team-mates, and was eventually given a red car by VAR for the incident.


Mane was allowed to come back on to the field after receiving medical attention and shortly afterwards scored a brilliant goal to give Senegal the lead in the 62nd minute. However, as Mane celebrated with his team-mates, he collapsed to the ground and then left the field shortly afterwards, complaining of a headache and was taken to hospital.

CAF (Confederation of African Football) medical doctor Dr Thulani Ngwenya says Liverpool have no reason to be worried about the health of the forward, with the Reds in regular contact with the Senegal camp.

“We have a very capable medical team. Senegal have two team doctors, who are highly commended,” Dr Ngwenya said.

“I know the team doctors are responsible, so they communicate with the club and I understand that they have actually communicated with Liverpool and they have been told what is actually happening.


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Title: Sadio Mane head injury: CAF doctor insists ‘Liverpool shouldn’t be worried’ after Senegal star’s head injury
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Published Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 18:00:00 GMT

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