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Sadio Mane reaches injury recovery milestone with Bayern Munich after missing World Cup

1:51 PM EST 1/11/23
Sadio Mane injured Bayern Munich 2022-23
Bayern Munich winger Sadio Mane has started running, a major step in his comeback from a right leg injury sustained in early November.
  • Underwent lower leg surgery
  • 10-12 week initial recovery
  • Hoping to return before PSG clash

WHAT HAPPENED? Mane picked up a serious injury to his right tibia on November 8, and underwent surgery to fix a tendon shortly after. The original timeline for the Senegalese's return was 10-12 weeks, and he's well on schedule, as the club shared an update of their star man running with reduced weight.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Bayern find themselves shorthanded heading into the new year. They are without key players Mane, Manuel Neuer, Noussair Mazraoui and Lucas Hernandez, with a Champions League knockout stage tie against Paris Saint-Germain set for February 14.

The Bundesliga leaders signed Mane from Liverpool last summer in a deal worth €41 million (£35m/$43m) and hope he can lead them to silverware down the stretch of the 2022-23 campaign.

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WHAT NEXT FOR MANE? The Senegalese winger is set to ramp up his recovery over the coming weeks, with a view to returning in time for Bayern Munich's Champions League and Bundesliga push.