Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer will be out until January after undergoing another operation on his fractured left foot on Tuesday.
This is Neuer’s third operation on the same foot in six months.
The German captain just returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.
He suffered the fresh injury in training on Monday as Bayern prepared for Tuesday’s German league match at Schalke.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, “The fact that Manuel Neuer has suffered a new injury means we are all very sorry for him”
“The operation went optimally and that is the most important thing now”.
“Manuel will be available for us again, back at his old strength, in January.”