Bayern Munich will conduct further examinations on Senegal forward Sadio Mane following his injury in their 6-1 win against Werder Bremen on Tuesday.
Mane was withdrawn just after 20 minutes in the whitewashing of Bremen at the Allianz Arena.
“He took a blow to his tibial plateau. It’s a painful spot. He’ll have to have an X-ray to see what’s happened,” coach Julian Nagelsmann said at his post-match press conference.
The German champions said the African Footballer of the Year suffered the injury on the head of his right fibula and would miss Saturday’s game against Schalke.
Bayern also said the club is in contact with Senegal’s medical staff in Mane’s country Senegal who are banking on the player for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
There is mounting concern among Terenga Lions’ fans following Mane’s withdrawal from the Bremen game with reports claiming that the former Liverpool player will miss the World Cup.
Mane was instrumental as his country lifted the African Cup of Nations for the first time against Egypt in February. He also led to victory in the World Cup playoff against the same opponent.
Senegal is one of the only three African teams to have made it to the quarter-final of the global showpiece. Cameroon and Ghana are the other nations.
The 2000 AFCON finalist will be hoping to better that record in Qatar in what would be their third appearance in the tournament after 2002 and 2018.