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Sadio Mane, a Liverpool striker who was knocked out cold.

Sadio Mane, a Liverpool striker who was knocked out cold and is still playing for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations, is recovering in hospital.

Sadio Mane, a Liverpool striker who was knocked out cold and is still playing for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations, is recovering in hospital.

Sadio Mane, the Liverpool striker who led Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals despite being concussed, has been rushed to hospital.

The African minnows were put in a tough spot against the star-studded Senegalese team after a first-half red card.

However, a valiant effort kept Senegal at bay for the better part of 60 minutes.

All of Cape Verde’s hard work, though, came to a halt when their goalkeeper was sent off for tackling Mane as he ran through on goal.

Vozinha was sent off for the collision

When Mane attempted to cling onto a long ball over the top, the goalkeeper rushed out.

The Liverpool star was first to the ball, and the two collided, leaving both of them in a heap on the ground.

Vozinha of Cape Verde was sent off for the entire match, leaving his team with nine men for the balance of the game.

Mane continued to play despite his concussion and scored the game’s first goal just minutes later.

Mane received the ball inside the penalty area of Cape Verde, opened his body up, and curled a shot in off the underside of the crossbar.

Keeper Vozinha visited Mane in hospital

But, just as things were looking up, he fell to the ground and had to be replaced.

Mane was replaced by Marseille forward Bamba Dieng, who scored the game’s last goal.

Mane was taken to the local hospital as a precaution after the match.

Vozinha, who was injured in the accident, went to the hospital to see how his opponent was doing.

“Senegal vs Cape Verde in the pitch [and] in the hospital,” the caption on the photo said.

Mane scored the opener but had to be taken off shortly after

As a result of the result, Mane and Edouard Mendy will not be appearing for Liverpool or Chelsea anytime soon.

On January 30, Senegal will compete in their quarter-final match.
Liverpool has reduced the gap on league leaders Manchester City to nine points and has a game in hand.

In Egypt’s match against Ivory Coast on Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp will find out if he’ll have to do without Mohamed Salah any longer.

 

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