Sadio Mane received a horrible knock on the head while playing for Senegal against Cape Verde in the final 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations, only to return to the game and score a beautiful goal moments later.
The Liverpool Attacker seemed to be knocked out by the opposing goalkeeper during Senegal’s last-16 encounter against Cape Verde.
Mane seemed to be knocked out after being clattered by Josimar Dias in the 52nd minute of the game, which resulted in the Cape Verde goalkeeper getting sent off.
Sadio Mane was permitted to continue on the pitch for an incredible 63 minutes, scoring a wonderful curled shot before being substituted a few minutes later as Senegal went on to win the game 2-0 and advance to the quarter-finals.
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Mane chased down a massive clearing from the Senegal defense in the 53rd minute of the round of 16 encounter in Cameroon, with Josimar running out to intercept as the ball landed on the outskirts of his area.
Mane was first to arrive, with Josimar colliding with the Liverpool winger. Mane looked to be unconscious as he dropped to the ground, according to slow motion footage.
As a consequence of the long VAR review, Josimar was sent off, leaving Cape Verde with nine men after Ptrick Andrade was ejected in the first half.
Mane, on the other hand, was permitted to continue despite the regulations prohibiting players from playing if they had suffered a concussion – and he demonstrated his worth little over 10 minutes later.
Mane had the time and space to select his location on the periphery of the Cape Verde penalty area in the 63rd minute after collecting a half-cleared corner on the fringe of the penalty area.
However, it was one of his last moves of the game, as he fell down clutching his head immediately after as the consequences of the previous hit set in, and he was pulled out after 70 minutes.
Senegal advanced to the quarter-finals as Bamba Dieng scored in stoppage time, but doubts over star player Mane will remain.
Mane at the Hospital:
After colliding on the pitch, Sadio Mane and Vozinha are reunited in hospital and in good spirit.
Mane also posted an update on his injury from the hospital.