Manuel Neuer sidelined for the rest of the year after foot operation.
Bayern Munich have announced that club captain Manuel Neuer will be out for the rest of the year after undergoing a perfect surgery on his broken foot.Earlier in the week, the Bavarian club announced that their goalkeeper injured his foot in training on Monday and was going to miss Bayern’s match against Schalke.
Back in April, the 31 year old suffered a same injury to the same foot during Bayern’s Champions League quarter final defeat to Real Madrid.
Neuer will now miss the rest of the year and will not be able to play again in 2017. The German keeper will be a huge miss for Bayern, who are currently in third position of the Bundesliga table with nine points, one behind Hannover in second, and Dortmund in first.
Carlo Ancelloti’s side are also in the same group as Paris Saint Germain the UEFA Champions League, whom they are yet to play. With the forward trio of Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar being in tremendous form Neuer is surely going to be a huge casualty for Bayern.
Bayern released an official statement about Neuer on their website.
“Manuel Neuer  sustained a repeat hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot in training on Monday. Following a final diagnosis on Monday lunchtime, the Bayern captain underwent surgery early on Tuesday morning to repair the damage. The op, performed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stockle in Tubingen, involved setting the fracture with a plate.”- The statement read.
Former Stuttgart goalkeeper, Sven Ulreich will now replace Neuer in Bayern’s starting XI. Ulreich has played only 12 competitive games since joining Bayern back in 2015. Since then he has conceded 13 goals in those 12 matches, and has a win-loss record of 8-3.