Bayern Munich: Operated on the knee, Neuer will be absent for several weeks

Bayern Munich starting goalkeeper Manuel Neuer underwent successful surgery on his right knee joint on Sunday, the Bavarian club said in a brief message posted on their website.

« All members of the club and the whole team wish Manuel a good and speedy recovery and we are sure that he will return to us soon in full form, » sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said in a statement collected by the leader of the club. Bundesliga. Although Bayern Munich did not specify the expected recovery time, ‘Sky Sports’ Estimates that Neuer could miss between three weeks and a month of competition. That is to say, among other things, the international goalkeeper will be absent in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against RB Salzburg (February 16) and is doubtful for the second leg (March 8). The bad news comes days after Neuer extended his legend in German football by equaling the legendary Oliver Kahn as the player with the most wins in Bundesliga history at 310.

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