Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer ruled out until January

Manuel Neuer has undergone successful surgery on his foot and will be sidelined until the start of 2018.

The 31-year-old fractured a left metatarsal during training and had an operation early on Tuesday.   -  Bongarts

Bayern Munich has confirmed goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out until January following surgery on a broken foot.

The 31-year-old fractured a left metatarsal during training and had an operation early on Tuesday.

It is the same foot Neuer broke during last season's Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat to Real Madrid, an injury that kept him sidelined for remainder of the campaign.

"It's terribly bad news that Manuel Neuer has once again suffered an injury," said Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

"The operation has gone perfectly and that's the most important thing for now.

"We're looking forward together without our captain. Manuel will be available to us at his old strength in January."