Manuel Neuer is out until January 2018 after breaking his foot in Bayern Munich training on Monday. Neuer will now miss Bayern’s Champions League group-stage run-in, including home and away ties against Celtic, as well as Germany’s remaining World Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018 – meaning he will not be available against Northern Ireland on October 5, live on Sky Sports Mix.
Bayern confirmed Neuer “sustained a repeat hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot”. World Cup winner Neuer underwent successful surgery on Tuesday, but will not be available again until January, according to Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
“The operation went perfectly, which is the most important thing for now,” said Rummenigge. “We and our captain are now looking to the future. Manuel will be back to his previous best and available to us again in January.”