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Afcon 2021: Senegal’s Sarr to miss tie against Guinea on Friday

Senegal has confirmed winger Ismaila Sarr has been released from the team’s Africa Cup of Nations camp in Bafoussam and travelled to Spain for medical check-ups on his knee injury.

The 23-year-old did not feature in the Lions of Teranga’s 1-0 win against Zimbabwe in their Group B opener on Monday as he was still troubled with the injury he sustained while on duty for Watford against Manchester United in a Premier League clash on November 20.

Ahead of their second group match against Guinea on Friday, Senegal have confirmed Sarr has been allowed to travel to Barcelona to see a knee specialist and follow a rehabilitation program with a view of returning to the field.

“The Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) informs that the player Ismaila Sarr is currently in Barcelona [Spain] for medical check-ups planned for a long time to judge the evolution of his injury, these reviews show positive development,” read part of the statement from Senegal Football Federation general secretary Victor Seh Cisse posted on their website.

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