Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg while skiing

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out for the rest of the season after breaking his leg while skiing.

And the 36-year-old, who represented Germany at the World Cup in Qatar during their exit from the group stage, published the news of his injury on social media.

Neuer confirmed that he will be out for the remainder of 2022-23 after undergoing fracture surgery.


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In a statement, he said: “Guys, what can I say, the end of the year could definitely have been better.

“While I was trying to clear my head during ski runs, I fractured my lower leg.

“Yesterday’s surgery went well. Many thanks to the doctors! However, it hurts to know that the current season is over for me.

“Take care! Your Manuel.”

News of his injury will come as a blow to Bayern, who have relied on Neuer as one of their key players for the past decade.

The 34-year-old is likely to be Neuer’s replacement, Sven Ulrich, who has made eight appearances in all competitions for Bayern this season. Alex Nobile, who would be another option to replace him, is out on loan at Monaco.

Neuer, meanwhile, has made a total of 488 appearances for Bayern since moving from Schalke 04 in 2011.

Bayern Munich returned to action in the Bundesliga against RB Leipzig on January 20.


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