Sadio Mane issues an update on his health condition in hospital bed after a nasty head collision during the AFCON game.
The Liverpool striker was pictured in a hospital bed following a worrisome head injury during the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.
In Senegal’s 2-0 last-16 triumph over Cape Verde, Mane had an exciting second half before being taken off after 70 minutes.
In the 57th minute, Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha was sent off for clattering with Mane, who was through on goal, on the edge of the box.
According to BBC’s John Bennett, Vozinha was unable to walk straight after the collision, while Mane appeared to be ‘knocked out.’
However, the 29-year-old was allowed to continue playing and scored the game’s first goal just six minutes later with a spectacular curling finish.
However, he appeared to be concussed after colliding with Vozinha and was replaced with 20 minutes remaining.
Mane’s health was a source of anxiety, and not just because of his importance to both Senegal and Liverpool.
He has, however, issued an update on his Instagram account following the incident, showing him and Vozinha in fine health.
Mane captioned the Story: “Senegal vs Cape Verde. In the pitch, in the hospital.”
It’s unclear whether Mane will be available for the rest of Senegal’s tournament.
Bennett questioned why Mane wasn’t replaced right away after the horrible incident with Vozinha after full-time.
He wrote: “Mane’s head clash was really uncomfortable to watch. It was clear that the Liverpool forward was knocked out as he fell and hit his head again on the turf – he looked like a defeated boxer.
“Meanwhile, following his red card, the Cape Verde goalkeeper was unable to walk straight and was escorted away by his teammates.
“However, it is the aftermath that creates concerns. Why wasn’t Mane brought on right away?