In the past few weeks there have been numerous speculations and rumors about Manuel Neuer and his comeback. The 37-year-old is still not physically at 100 percent. As has now become known, the FCB captain had to go under the knife again.
Shortly after the football World Cup in Qatar, Manuel Neuer broke his right lower leg on a ski tour and then underwent surgery. The serious injury has led to a month-long break. Actually, Neuer wanted to get back into regular team training at the start of the summer preparations. This plan failed, the keeper continues to train individually. Now it has been revealed why Neuer has suffered a “setback”. As the “Abendzeitung München” (AZ) reports, Neuer underwent another operation at the end of May.
According to the newspaper, Neuer had a screw removed from his injured right leg on May 29. The routine procedure, which is intended to support bone healing, was largely responsible for Neuer having to slow down in goalkeeper training in the weeks that followed.
Manuel Neuer almost completely pain-free
According to “AZ” information, Neuer is now doing much better. According to this, he is “almost completely pain-free” and can “perform almost all movements that are important for his goalkeeping game without restriction”. The 37-year-old is hoping for a quick comeback – maybe in August. By the beginning of September at the latest, he wants to return to the Bayern goal.
Who will stand between the posts until the final return of the five-time world goalkeeper at FCB is open. According to consistent media reports, Bayern are desperately looking for a new keeper. “Sport Bild” recently named three candidates who are being discussed in FC Bayern’s transfer task force: Giorgi Mamardashvili from FC Valencia, Morocco’s national goalkeeper Bono (FC Sevilla) and Robert Sanchez from Brighton & Hove Albion.