Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer sidelined

Indo Asian News Service

Munich, March 30 (IANS) Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be sidelined for the upcoming next two encounters due to a foot injury, the Bavarian football giants announced on Thursday.

The Germany captain will be definitely ruled out until Tuesday, as he will miss the Bundesliga games against Augsburg and Hoffenheim, reports Xinhua news agency.

Neuer injured his left foot during the training session on Wednesday and underwent subsequently a minor surgery. The operation was successful but the 31-year-old will be unavailable for the next two matches.

"I had to underwent a minor surgery after suffering an injury on my left foot yesterday. Everything went well. Now I am working hard to return to the team," Neuer said.

Sven Ulreich will replace Neuer for the upcoming Bundesliga clashes. The substitute goalkeeper will make his first appearances this season.

Bayern sit atop the Bundesliga standings with 62 points, 13 ahead of second-placed and newly promoted, Leipzig with nine rounds to spare in the title race.

--IANS

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