Out until January following foot surgery

Lynette Rowe
September 20, 2017

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Neuer's injury is a recurrence of the hairline fracture to a metatarsal in his left foot that he picked up during the Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat to Real Madrid in April.

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of action till 2018 due to a left foot injury he sustained during training on Monday.

The German champion says Neuer was injured in training on Monday but the full extent of it won't be known until after medical scans on Tuesday. Following a final diagnosis on Monday lunchtime, the Bayern captain underwent surgery early on Tuesday morning to fix the damage. "Dr. Ulrich Stockle in Tubingen, involved setting the fracture with a plate".

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Neuer will miss the remainder of 2016 as he recovers from his injury.

"Together with our captain, we are looking ahead at the things to come. Manuel will be available to us at his old strength in January", he added.

Back-up Sven Ulreich is more than capable, but he has made just seven Bundesliga appearances for Bayern since he joined the club in 2015, so he does not inspire the same confidence as Neuer does.

Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC.

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