Senegal goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations because of a broken finger.
The Stade de Reims man was injured during warm-up to their final Group C game against Kenya on Monday.
He was replaced with Alfred Gomis for the game, where they defeated the Harambee Stars 3-0 to seal a place in the Round of 16 of the tournament.
Mendy, who was in goal for the Teranga Lions’ opening two games against Tanzania and Algeria, has been allowed by the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) to depart for France to undergo surgery on the broken finger.
“After consultation with the authorities, the player Edouard Mendy was allowed to join France for appropriate medical treatment and follow-up,” read a statement from the FSF.
Senegal will take on Uganda in the Round of 16 of the competition on Friday.