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Manuel Neuer sustain a repeat hairline fracture, ruled out until January

FC Bayern München and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

FC Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (31) sustained a repeat hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot in training on Monday.

“Following a final disagnosis on Monday lunchtime, the Bayern captain underwent surgery early on Tuesday morning to repair the damage,” Bayer Munich stated in a press release. “The surgery, performed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stöckle in Tübingen, invloved setting the fracture with a plate.”

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented: “Manuel Neuer has sustained another injury and we’re incredibly sorry for him. The operation went perfectly, whch is the most important thing for now. We and our captain are now looking to the future. Manuel will be back to his previous best and available to us again in January.“