Sadio Mane breaks bone in hand, out of Senegal qualifier

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              Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane, right, and Napoli midfielder Allan vie for the ball during the Champions League, group C soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sadio Mane has broken a bone in his left hand while away with Senegal for African Cup of Nations qualifiers and won’t play against Sudan on Tuesday.

Senegal team doctor Abdourahmane Fedior says the Liverpool forward was injured in the home qualifier against Sudan on Saturday, when Senegal won 3-0.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse confirmed Mane won’t be considered for the return game in Khartoum although he has still traveled to Sudan with the squad.

Fedior says Mane had an x-ray on Monday after arriving in Sudan. It revealed a fracture of his left thumb, which has been strapped.

Mane’s fellow Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, was also injured in African Cup qualifiers. He picked up a leg injury playing for Egypt last week and has returned to Liverpool, missing Tuesday’s game in Swaziland.