Bayern Munich today confirmed that Manuel Neuer underwent successful surgery on Sunday to have metal implants removed from his right fibula, before the player immediately resumed his rehabilitative training.
As reported last month, Neuer is likely to miss the start of the season with Bayern Munich’s Supercup game against RB Leipzig on Saturday evening before they kick-start their Bundesliga campaign against Werder Bremen the following weekend.
Neuer has been out since December after the 37-year-old broke his leg in a freak skiing accident following Germany’s elimination from the World Cup. Neuer continued his rehabilitation at Bayern’s Säbener Straße while his teammates embarked on a tour of Asia, where they played Kawasaki Frontale, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Heading into the 2023/24 season, it leaves Bayern Munich with a less than ideal goalkeeper situation. Alexander Nübel has joined fellow Bundesliga side Stuttgart on a season-long loan, while Yann Sommer is currently undergoing a medical at Inter ahead of a €6m move. That leaves Bayern with Neuer and Sven Ulreich.
Bayern Munich have been linked with several goalkeepers from Giorgi Mamardashvili and David de Gea to Kamil Grabara and Bono.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder