Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer out until January after foot operation

Sep 20, 2017, 00:56
Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer out until January after foot operation

This was Neuer's third operation on the same foot in six months after minor surgery for a toe injury in March and then again in April after initially fracturing his foot against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Bayern Munich's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss the first-half of the season due to a foot injury, the German record champions confirmed in an official statement on Tuesday. The goalkeeper, who is among the nominees for The Best FIFA Men's Player 2017 award, has fractured the same bone that kept him out of action at the tail end of last season. The op, performed by Prof.

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The 31-year-old sustained a repeat hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot during the training session on Monday.

Neuer will also miss Germany's key World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast on October 5, where a win will guarantee them a place at Russian Federation 2018.

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"The operation went smoothly and that is the most important thing right now", Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

Sven Ulreich will deputise while Neuer completes his rehabilitation. We and our captain are looking to the future. "Manuel will be available as strong as ever in January".

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