Sadio Mane to miss 6 weeks with hamstring injury

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Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has indeed suffered a hamstring injury, according to David Lynch of Liverpool’s official team website.

Mane sustained the setback during Senegal’s World Cup qualifier against the Cape Verde Islands on Saturday. Senegal won the match by a score of 2-0. The 25-year-old was removed from the international matchup 89 minutes into the contest. Now, he could miss up to six weeks with the ailment.

Mane is in his second season with Liverpool. Through eight games with the historic English Premier League squad this season, Mane has scored three goals. Last year, Mane made 29 appearances with Liverpool and found the back of the net 13 times.

The 5-9 winger began his professional career playing in France, starting off with FC Metz in Ligue 2 during the 2011-12 campaign. That season, he appeared in 19 matches and registered one goal. The following year, Mane landed in the Austrian Bundesliga, playing for Red Bull Salzburg. He spent two-and-a-half seasons with the club, debuting with 19 goals in 29 matches during his first year and racking up a single-season career-high 23 goals in 50 contests in 2013-14. In August of his third year with Red Bull Salzburg, Mane transferred to Southampton for his first taste of the Premier League.

He enjoyed moderate success with the club, firing 10 shots past the goalkeeper in 32 games in his first season and following that up with 15 scores over 43 contests during his second and final year with the squad. Southampton was Mane’s last stop before arriving with Liverpool in 2016-17.

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