Neuer to miss rest of Bayern’s season

Date published: Thursday 20th April 2017 2:03 - Ian Watson

Bayern Munich have confirmed goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out for the rest of the season with a broken foot.

Scans on Wednesday evening revealed the 31-year-old suffered a break to a metatarsal in his left foot in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid.

He picked up the injury during the build-up to Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal in the 4-2 loss at the Bernabeu, a result that knocked the Bavarian side out of the competition following a 6-3 aggregate defeat.

Neuer will not need to undergo surgery but will play no further part as Bayern look to secure a fifth successive Bundesliga title, with the club also in the hunt for back-to-back German cups.

The Bundesliga leaders currently sit eight points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig with five matches remaining, while they face Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal semi-final later this month.

Neuer told “Of course, I am sad that I will not be available to the team for the season finale. Now I am concentrating on getting back to full health as soon as possible. This is the most important thing for me now.”

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