sustained a nasty head blow during Senegal’s 2-0 victory over Cape Verde
in the Africa Cup of Nations pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday but has told supporters
“everything is fine” from his hospital bed.

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before the hour mark at the Stade Omnisports de Bafoussam, Mane jumped in the
air to head the ball but instead, he found himself colliding with Cape Verde
goalkeeper Vozinha.

had raced out of his area and tried to head a ball clear with Mane chasing it
down. Vozinha clearly sustained a concussion as he tried to get up afterwards
and ended up staggering around. Referee Lahlou Benbraham had shown him the red
card but he was not around to see the card as he left on a stretcher.

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collision saw Mane falling to the pitch and struggling to walk. However, after
initial treatment on the pitch, he was allowed to continue to play the match.

29-year-old Liverpool forward soon after opened the score for Senegal, but the
decision to continue to play turned out to be imprudent. He should have been
immediately taken to the hospital for a concussion test.

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was substituted 10 minutes later in the match as he started showing discomfort.
It was then he was taken to hospital for tests, while his teammates celebrated
a 2-0 victory over nine-man Cape Verde.

a Facebook post on Tuesday evening, Mane shared a photo of himself alongside
Vozinha at the hospital, relieving concerns over his health.

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god everything is fine,” he wrote. “Thank you all for the messages.”

are next to play the winner of the Mali-Equatorial Guinea match on Sunday in the quarterfinal of the tournament in Cameroon.

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it remains to be seen whether Mane will be passed fit to start in that tie, it
seems possible given the time between fixtures and his positive message after