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By Chineze Ogugua

Bayern Munich captain, Manuel Neuer has been ruled out for the rest of the year after he underwent a surgery on a broken foot. Neuer injured his left foot in training and missed Tuesday’s trip to Schalke.

The club said in a statement: “Manuel Neuer [31] sustained a repeat hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot in training on Monday. Following a final diagnosis on Monday lunchtime, the Bayern captain underwent surgery early on Tuesday morning to repair the damage. The op, performed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stockle in Tubingen, involved setting the fracture with a plate.”

Neuer broke his left metatarsal for the first time during the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid in April and missed the start of this season.

In his absence, 29-year old Sven Ulreich who has played just 12 competitive games since joining in 2015, will deputise while Neuer completes his rehabilitation.

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