Senegal superstar Sadio Mane has revealed he is fine despite being taken to hospital on Tuesday night after picking up a head injury.
Mane who scored the opener as Senegal beat Cape Verde 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations was subbed in the second half after suffering a concussion. Mane was taken out by Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha, who was later sent off after a lengthy VAR check.
Sadio Mané goes down with suspected concussion after scoring for Senegal 🤕 pic.twitter.com/OozPqQaFHv— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 25, 2022
The Liverpool man played for some minutes before he was brought off in the 70th minute with his place being taken by Ahmadou Bamba Dieng.
Senegal manager Aliou Cisse revealed Mane had been taken to hospital, "He felt faint, his head was spinning and he had to go there."
Cape Verde keeper later joined Mane in hospital and took a picture together confirming he was fine although his availability for the remainder of the tournament is now in doubt.
The Lions of Teranga will face either Ivory Coast or Egypt in the quarter-finals of the AFCON on Sunday.
Cape Verde goalkeeper Jose Vozinha visits Sadio Mane in hospital after the two collided in their earlier game that saw both suffer concussions. Quick recovery gentlemen. #AFCON2021 pic.twitter.com/J701k6HpKN— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) January 25, 2022