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Soccer-Neuer sidelined for ‘coming weeks’ after knee surgery – Bayern – Metro US

Soccer-Neuer sidelined for ‘coming weeks’ after knee surgery – Bayern

FILE PHOTO: Neuer sidelined for ‘coming weeks’ after knee surgery
FILE PHOTO: Neuer sidelined for ‘coming weeks’ after knee surgery – Bayern

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich will be without Manuel Neuer for “the coming weeks” after the goalkeeper successfully underwent knee surgery on Sunday, the German club said.

Neuer played in Bayern’s 3-2 league win over RB Leipzig on Saturday, keeping out a late attempt by Sweden forward Emil Forsberg to secure a record-equalling 310th Bundesliga victory, drawing level with Oliver Kahn.

While Bayern did not specify how long Neuer would be out of action, the 35-year-old said on social media that his surgery went well, and that he was hoping to be back in a “couple of weeks”.

“All of us in the club and the team wish Manuel a good and speedy recovery, and we’re sure he’ll be back to full fitness with us soon,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said in a statement.

Bayern face VfL Bochum on Saturday, before taking on Austria’s RB Salzburg in a Champions League knockout tie on Feb. 17.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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